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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: Motion Control
A study has perhaps solved the wind-turbine issue of causing harm to bats.
Issue Archive: Green Design & Manufacturing
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This mechanism improves rotordynamic stability in turbomachinery.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The products of tomorrow.
INSIDER: Tubing & Extrusion

Combustion engines, propellors, and hydraulic pumps are examples of fluidic devices — instruments that utilize fluids to perform certain functions, such as generating power...

Articles: Motion Control
The integrated measuring system (IMS) has demonstrated notable cost savings and improved design efficiencies in linear motion automation applications.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Programming a robot for small series production activities with great diversity involves many trajectories, which is time-consuming.
Products: Motion Control
The new products for December 2022.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Electrostatic actuators are simple and lightweight devices that emulate human muscles. However, their usage has primarily been restricted to moving small devices since they...

Products: Test & Measurement
New products on the market in November 2022.
Briefs: Motion Control
Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined to pave the way to developing super-miniaturized mechanical devices.
Briefs: Motion Control
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Read about the new products for October 2022.
Articles: Motion Control
This article looks at two real-world applications in which machine vision and motion control work in harmony to solve different manufacturing challenges.
Briefs: Motion Control
Researchers have taken inspiration from origami to create inflatable structures that can bend, twist, and move in complex, distinct ways from a single source of pressure.
Products: Electronics & Computers
See the new products on the market in October 2022.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & 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...


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: Motion Control
New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.
Briefs: Design
Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.
Products: Motion 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 individually configure...

Articles: Motion Control

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: Motion Control

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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Connectivity
Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.