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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.

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control
An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.
Briefs: Motion Control
A low-cost, dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers reduces waste and saves time.
Briefs: Motion Control
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Supplements: Motion Control
Explore manufacturers and products in over 25 motion-design categories.
Articles: Motion Control
A new generation of long-life electric linear actuators has emerged to give designers more flexibility.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Products: Motion Control
Linear motion bearings, magnetic angle encoders, isolation valves, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
Articles: Transportation
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
Briefs: Communications
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn the distinct forms that linear bearings take, and where the bearings are being used today.
Articles: Motion Control
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Motion Control
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Products: Motion Control
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: Motion Control
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Motion Control
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.

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