Motion Control/Automation

Motion Control

White Papers: Motion Control
Multiturn Kit Encoders Without Batteries or Gears: A Cost-Efficient Approach for Rotary Position Measurement in Servomotors and Rotating Equipment

POSITAL is introducing a new set of component-level products that are designed to be built into...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Cooling Solution Helps NASA Get Closer to Mars

Cold conditioning system
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Houston, TX
281-985-8200
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Articles: Motion Control
Scanning Performance of Air Bearing Equipped Precision Motion Systems

Scanning is a common technique in applications ranging from high-resolution microscopy to industrial material processing. Scanning involves moving either a workpiece or an optic...

Articles: Motion Control
Four Ways to improve Production by Understanding the Physics of Servos

There is always a need to increase production in automation applications. Sometimes achieving improvements requires breaking the process down to its fundamental basics. The...

Articles: Motion Control
Converting from Hydraulic Cylinders to Electric Actuators

Advances in motion control technology have prompted a new debate — do hydraulic cylinders or electric linear actuators offer the best solution for a linear motion application? Hydraulic...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Custom Brakes Meet the Challenges of Gearless Motor Elevators

A manufacturer of low and high-rise elevators faced a challenge when customers began calling for a flexible elevator to meet the needs of the growing mid-rise, mixed-use building...

Products: Motion Control
New Products: April 2017 Motion Design

Variable Frequency Drives

Through a new partnership, variable frequency drives (VFDs) from American Control Electronics (South Beloit, IL) will now be offered as a product add-on to Brother...

INSIDER: Motion Control
Origami-Inspired Robot Can Ride with a Rover

The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) that’s in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, was inspired by origami. It travels with a rover, and its lightweight...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fundamentals of Wire, Cable, and Connectivity

Continuous supply of electric power or faultless data transfer, provided mostly through wiring, are primary requirements affecting virtually all systems. This results in stringent requirements for...

Products: Data Acquisition
Differential Measurement System

(Middletown, CT) has released the KD-5100 differential measurement system, which provides resolution to a nanometer of positional change. Featuring a small package size – only 2 x 2.12 x 0.75 inches thick – the...

On-Demand Webinars: Motion Control
Accelerate Your Electric Motor Control Designs

Do you design electrical drives and motor control systems for automotive applications? If so, you know what a challenge it can be due to system complexity and the real-time nature of the...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
LAPP PLAYBOOK — Next Generation Cables For Factory Automation

Achieving maximum productivity and minimizing downtime are critical in production line equipment or any automation applications.

INSIDER: Materials
Mechanical Metamaterials Can Block Symmetry of Motion

Engineers and scientists at the University of Texas at Austin and the AMOLF institute in the Netherlands have invented mechanical metamaterials that transfer motion in one direction while...

White Papers: Motion Control
Three-Phase Power Conversion in a Single Step

Marotta Controls is revolutionizing power conversion with 1-STEP, a patent-pending circuit solution that uniquely achieves three-phase active power factor correction, power regulation and electrical...

INSIDER: Aerospace
Exo-Brake “Parachute” to Enable Safe Return for Small Spacecraft

Engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA have been testing its Exo-Brake technology as a simple design that promises to help bring small payloads back...

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