Motion Control/​Automation

Explore the latest developments in motion control and automation. Discover innovative advances from NASA and major research labs in robotics, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, PID controller applications, motor drives and power transmissions.

Products: Motion Control
Bearings

NB Slide Ways from NB Corporation of America (Hanover Park, IL) are non-recirculating linear motion bearings used in optical and measurement equipment where high-precision movement is required. The SV style consists of two roller...

Products: Motion Control
Gearbox

The 92.1 and 93.1 Series gearboxes from NORD Gear Corp. (Waunakee, WI) feature a two-stage helical-bevel design. Both series are available in five gear case sizes, and are characterized by an open, self-draining outer surface. The...

Products: Motion Control
Inclinometer

The T-Series industrial inclinometer from BEI Sensors (Goleta, CA) measures slope or tilt angles of an object with respect to gravity. It uses MEMS technology, and offers a range of motion feedback including dual-axis up to...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Guide Wheel

Bishop-Wisecarver Group (Pittsburg, CA) offers a DualVee® guide wheel designed for use in vacuum environments to achieve linear and rotary motion within high-tech processes and vacuum chamber environments. The vacuum wheels are...

Products: Motion Control
Accelerometers

Sherborne Sensors (Wyckoff, NJ) has announced the A820 Series of DC-operated, dual-axis, ultra-low-range servo accelerometers suitable for deployment in structural health monitoring applications where compact design and...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Brushed DC Motors

The DCX 16 S and DCX 32 L brushed DC motors from maxon motor (Fall River, MA) feature high power density and low vibration. They feature maxon System ironless winding that offers low electro-magnetic interference and no...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Rotary Actuators

Fabco-Air (Gainesville, FL) has introduced the FRB Series vane style rotary actuators for tight spaces. The ultra-compact, Pancake® design is available in four different models: 10, 15, 20, and 30 mm. Standard rotation...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Bellows Seal

Senior Operations LLC Metal Bellows (Sharon, MA) offers the DELTA P high-pressure bellows seal for use in injection valve applications. It is capable of withstanding high external system pressures, while maintaining low differential pressure across the edge-welded bellows. This feature enables the bellows to be designed with thinner...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Machine Programming Software

CNC Software (Tolland, CT) offers Mastercam Swiss Expert solids-based machine programming software that supports 5-axis Swiss turning machines. The software enables quick toolpath creation from solid faces,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Control Chips

Mouser Electronics (Mansfield, TX) offers the Freescale Kinetis KV1x family of microcontrollers for 3-phase sensorless BLDC and PMSM motor control applications. Built upon the ARM® Cortex®-M0+ core running at 75 MHz...

Products: Motion Control
Gearmotors

Bodine Electric (Northfield, IL) offers 34B-WX brushless DC (EC) gearmotors that are ETL listed and comply with National Electrical Code Class I, Division 2 safety standards. They are designed to reduce the risk of accidental...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Encoders

Heidenhain Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) offers the Leine & Linde High Current TTL (HC-TTL) encoders that drive long cables and meet voltage requirements for the transmitted signal. The length of cable an encoder is capable of driving...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Motor Stages

Prior Scientific (Rockland, MA) offers HLD117 linear motor stages for microscope automation. They feature repeatability of 0.15 μm, scanning speeds of up to 300 mm per second, and low-velocity ripple even at speeds down...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Drive Controllers

ElectroCraft (Dover, NH) has released the PRO Series Integrated Motor Drive Controllers that includes brushless motor drives, stepper motor variants, and linear actuators, all incorporating a fully integrated drive...

Products: Motion Control
Stepper Motors

Portescap (West Chester, PA) has introduced the P760 series thin disc magnet motor that provides high torque and acceleration up to 5,000 rpm. The motor combines the disc magnet technology with an optimization of the number of...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Controller

Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Vernon Hills, IL) has released the MMP-T32 motor controller that integrates low-voltage circuit breakers and thermal overload relays. The motor controller protects the motor branch circuits...

Products: Motion Control
Servo Terminal

The EL7201-0010 Servo Terminal I/O from Beckhoff Automation (Savage, MN) supports One Cable Technology (OCT), combining power and feedback signals into one cable. The terminals from the Beckhoff EtherCAT I/O system integrate a...

Products: Motion Control
Shaft Coupling

Miki Pulley US (Plymouth, MN) offers the Step-Flex™ shaft coupling that eliminates resonance in stepper motor ball screw assemblies. The two-part elastomer element combination dampens vibration caused by the actuator carrier...

Products: Motion Control
Slotted Motors

Koford Engineering LLC (Winchester, OH) has introduced a line of 5.07" (129 mm)-diameter slotted motors for applications requiring high torque and power in a short axial length. The motors are 3.149" (80 mm) long, with a peak...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Industrial Amplifier

HBM (Marlborough, MA) has introduced the PX460 industrial measurement amplifier that measures raw and filtered torque, frequency, pulse, speed, and angle of rotation. The position-based torque measurements can be used...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Current Sensors

NK Technologies (San Jose, CA) offers the ATS Series AC current sensors that combine a current-operated switch and transducer in a single package. A built-in digital display provides a visual indication of where the contact...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Rotation Stage

Newport Corp. (Irvine, CA) has introduced the FCR100 rotation stage that features a stepper motor with an integrated controller/ driver using the company’s iPP™ technology. This design simplifies cable management and...

Products: Motion Control
Optical Encoders

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) has introduced the AEDR-87xx series of 3-channel reflective optical encoder devices for use in low-power, miniaturized motion control systems such as stepper motors, electrical actuators,...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Gearmotor

Midwest Motion Products (Watertown, MN) offers the Model MMP-D33-455F-24V GP81-046 planetary DC gearmotor that accepts any 24 Volt DC source, including battery power. It measures 3.2" in diameter, and has a keyed output shaft of...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Position Sensors

ams AG (Raleigh, NC) has introduced the 47 Series magnetic position sensors featuring a technology capable of producing accurate angle measurements of rotors spinning at high speed. The sensors feature DAEC™ (Dynamic Angle Error Compensation), a patent-pending technology that eliminates the measurement error attributable to...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Part Gripper

The EGP from SCHUNK (Morrisville, NC) is an electric small part gripper that weighs 110 g, and has a stroke of 3 mm per finger. The gripping force can be adjusted on two stages, and its maximum gripping force amounts to 40 N....

Products: Motion Control
Optical Encoders

POSITAL-FRABA America (Hamilton, NJ) has introduced optical encoders with EtherCAT that provide high-speed data for positioning and speed control with cycle times of up to 62 μs. Using a distributed clock function, they...

Products: Motion Control
Encoder System

The ATOM™ non-contact optical linear and rotary incremental encoder system from Renishaw (Hoffman Estates, IL) combines miniaturization with dirt immunity and signal stability. It features a readhead as small as 6.7 x 12.7 x...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Machine Automation Controller

Omron Automation and Safety (Schaumburg, IL) offers the Sysmac NJ machine automation controller that provides direct connectivity to SQL databases, including Microsoft SQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL, and Firebird....

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