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Articles: Motion Control
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement

Innovators have developed an RFID-based system for sensing the angular position of rotating systems. The RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor can be used as a position/orientation sensor or implemented in a...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center developed designs for two micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) motion and position sensors: a single-axis accelerometer and a gyroscope....

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The new hinge is the key to get loadbearing, large quadrotors to climb a few dozen feet in seconds.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Potential applications include parachutes, hot air balloons, weather balloons, blimps, sails, and parasails.
Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

Special Reports: Imaging
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Products: Motion Control
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Application Briefs: Software
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.
Articles: Motion Control
Smart electric actuators not only enable fine position adjustments, but they also provide real-time feedback on the extent of those adjustments.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Linear slides, electric motors, gears, and more.
Briefs: Aerospace
NASA's phase-locked rotors reduce noise.
Products: Test & Measurement
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
By consolidating tasks traditionally performed by multiple devices into a single, high-performing controller, manufacturers can improve operations.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
Products: Test & Measurement
Accelerometers, actuators, hexapods, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Torque limiters protect against damage and downtime caused by machine overloads.
Briefs: AR/AI
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.

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