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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Linear slides, electric motors, gears, and more.
Briefs: Aerospace
NASA's phase-locked rotors reduce noise.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By consolidating tasks traditionally performed by multiple devices into a single, high-performing controller, manufacturers can improve operations.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Accelerometers, actuators, hexapods, and more.
Articles: Motion Control
Torque limiters protect against damage and downtime caused by machine overloads.
Briefs: Aerospace
The robots could fly silently for covert operations and stay steady through turbulence.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A reader asks: How can self-driving car manufacturers guarantee safety when snow, ice, or mud impair a vision system?
Application Briefs: Materials
See how a system feeds plants, delivering about 5,417 gallons of water per hour.
Articles: Energy
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: Motion Control
The gripper’s soft, sensitive fingers could enable robots to help with tying knots, wire shaping, or surgical suturing.
Briefs: Motion Control
Complex locomotion techniques enable the rover to climb hills covered with soft granular material.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Products: Test & Measurement
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Blog: Motion Control
We plug in our headphones everyday. Now a robot can perform the task.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
Articles: Motion Control
The right sensors can cut machine building costs, improve flexibility, and boost customer satisfaction.
Briefs: Motion Control
An inexpensive gyroscope could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
Products: Test & Measurement
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: Software
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
Briefs: Defense
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Square trusses replace round for enhanced strength and robotics compatibility.
Briefs: Motion Control
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
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

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