Motion Control/​Automation

Motion Control

Browse innovative developments in motion control technologies. Find essential news, technical briefs and applications used in PID controllers, servo motors, direct drive solutions, autonomous positioning, and motion-related components.

White Papers: Imaging
White Paper: Eliminating Artifact Lines with Consistent Linear Motion

There is great need for linear guidance systems that provide consistent repeatable performance in the field of large format digital image scanning such as architectural...

White Papers: Motion Control
White Paper: How to Design a Retail Kiosk for Unattended Retail

Usage of unattended retail kiosks continues to expand beyond movies and snack foods into pharmaceuticals, electronics, games, cosmetics, and more. Within the framework of kiosk...

Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Hundreds of drones can recharge autonomously on unmanned ground vehicles.
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: March 2021 Sensor Technology
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Mars

Perseverance – the largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world – touched down on Mars last week after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles. About the size of a car,...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultra-Thin and Highly Sensitive Strain Sensors

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...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
NBK's Anti-Vibration Couplings Help Bring Out Your Servo Systems Performance

How can replacing your current shaft couplings to improve your industrial productivity?

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electronic Skin Sensor Decodes Human Motion
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Locking Side Pull Hoist Ring
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
When specifying servo motors for applications like a new machine or CNC retrofit, there are many considerations regarding servo motor performance and sizing.
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
See why Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. is excited for the potential of additive manufacturing.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Chemically Driven Wheels “Morph” Into Gears

University of Pittsburgh researchers have utilized a catalytic reaction that causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously “morph” into a three-dimensional...

INSIDER: Motion Control
T-REX Rover Looks to the Dark Side

The Tethered permanently shadowed Region EXplorer (T-REX) rover, designed and built by a team of Michigan Technological University students – is designed to provide reliable power and data to other...

White Papers: Motion Control
Cost Effective High Precision Linear & Rotary Axes

Andantex USA offers modular system building blocks consisting of Racks, Pinions, Planetary Reducers, and lubrication systems to build linear axes of any length and move weights from 100 to...

White Papers: Motion Control
Load Simulation for Test Benches

When designing a test bench, Particle brakes made by Merobel™ provide an excellent solution , because of their ability to generate a torque that is precise, variable and easy to control - at a reasonable...

Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: January 2021
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.

A Cornell University team has created microscopic robots that incorporate semiconductor components, allowing them to be controlled – and made to walk – with standard electronic signals. The...

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