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: Photonics/Optics
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Application Briefs: Power
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An intelligent robot being uses A.I. and sophisticated navigation to find good peaches and remove them from trees.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A low-cost, dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers reduces waste and saves time.
Briefs: Propulsion
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A new generation of long-life electric linear actuators has emerged to give designers more flexibility.
Briefs: Motion Control
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Linear motion bearings, magnetic angle encoders, isolation valves, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
Articles: Motion Control
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Aerospace
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
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: Semiconductors & ICs
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Encoders, quick disconnects, automation systems, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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: Aerospace

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: Aerospace
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.

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