Motion Control

Positioning Equipment

Your destination for the latest advances in positioning controls for industrial robotics and equipment. Access new product developments, technical briefs, and applications for industrial robotics, positioning equipment, linear stages, slides, guides, and controllers.

Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: October 2020
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Open Controllers Simplify Automation Systems
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Custom Gimbal for JHU-APL Shows Promise for Others
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products: October 2020 Motion Design
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Torque limiters protect against damage and downtime caused by machine overloads.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Hummingbird Robot Uses AI to Maneuver in Tight Spaces
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
A reader asks: How can self-driving car manufacturers guarantee safety when snow, ice, or mud impair a vision system?
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Traverse System Enables Vertical Farming
See how a system feeds plants, delivering about 5,417 gallons of water per hour.
With the emergence of a new generation of ultra-efficient electronic chips, the Wiegand technology is showing significant promise, especially in the exciting area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Gripper Handles Freely Moving Cables
The gripper’s soft, sensitive fingers could enable robots to help with tying knots, wire shaping, or surgical suturing.
Complex locomotion techniques enable the rover to climb hills covered with soft granular material.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Flexible Feet Help Robots Walk Faster
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
We plug in our headphones everyday. Now a robot can perform the task.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Optical In-Line VCSEL Testing
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
The right sensors can cut machine building costs, improve flexibility, and boost customer satisfaction.
An inexpensive gyroscope could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
Products: Motion Control
New Products: June 2020 Motion Design
Positioning System

H2W Technologies (Santa Clarita, CA) offers the SRT-030/360-026-01 two-axis X-Theta positioning system for motion control applications that require coordinated linear and rotary...

Products: Motion Control
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Square trusses replace round for enhanced strength and robotics compatibility.
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Resolution, Accuracy, and Precision of Encoders
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
As advancements in technology continue to define how pneumatic or electromechanical linear devices lift, move, or place a load, the requirements of excellent closed-loop positioning and accuracy greatly increase
Motor drivers, position sensors, offset couplings, and more.
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: March 2020 Sensor Technology
This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring Drive Fitting
Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
This framework can be used by commercial and military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.

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