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.

Issue Archive: Medical
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INSIDER: Motion Control

Just like us, robots can’t see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help...

INSIDER: Software

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Key considerations to keep in mind while selecting the best encoder for your application.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.
Briefs: Aerospace
Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
RiPanel Online Enclosure

Rittal North America (Schaumburg, IL) announced the new RiPanel online enclosure configurator — making it easy for machine and control system design engineers to...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

While the U.S. historically has had much lower energy costs than in other parts of the world, today’s volatile energy market combined with the initiatives of many corporations to reduce carbon...

INSIDER: Medical

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick,...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Most optical networks have many fiber couplings and even minor losses at these junctions will produce significant signal losses that cause problems in data transmission. Precise fiber alignment at the optical...

Products: Test & Measurement
Dual Locking C14 IEC Connector

The SG03DC from MEGA Electronics, New Brunswick, NJ, contains side locking tabs similar to the Raritan Securelock. It will mate with any standard nonlocking C13 Outlet along...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Students designed important components for self-balancing two-wheeled robotic vehicle.
Application Briefs: Motion Control

Infinadeck’s omni-directional treadmill debuted in 2018 when it provided Warner Brothers Studios with its prototype omni-directional virtual reality (VR) treadmill for the Steven...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Crane operators at a construction site can be guided to safely and quickly transport heavy loads using an equation derived from studying the motion of a tortional pendulum.

Products: Test & Measurement
Smart contactors, an industrial edge platform, tiny engines, and more.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Test servo drives, robot monitors, AC motors, and more
Products: Photonics/Optics
Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.
Articles: Motion Control
Hypoid gears have a growing presence in the industrial power transmission and motion control industries.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The retrofit uses unconventional technologies.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
Briefs: Motion Control
This mechanism improves rotordynamic stability in turbomachinery.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Articles: Motion Control
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.