Discrete Manufacturing - CNC, Motion Control

Manufacturing industries are becoming more automated and efficient

Automation and artificial intelligence, are being used to make manufacturing, transportation, and... » more

Modular electric robotic cars developed for cities

It is not science fiction anymore: a car with an adaptive and modular design that fulfills the... » more

Piezo stages for 3-D positioning accuracy

Aerotech’s QNP3 series of XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high... » more

Linear actuator series for motion control applications

Thomson Industries' WhisperTrak actuator line is designed for a variety of motion system... » more

Automation and robots becoming faster, more sophisticated

Improving productivity and safety in automation and robotics were a major theme throughout Automate... » more

Frank Lamb, Automation Consulting, LLC, joins Control Engineering editorial advisory board

Frank Lamb, founder and owner of Automation Consulting, LLC, of Lebanon, Tenn., joined the Control... » more

Reverse engineering reduced repair time, costs for steel manufacturer

A steel manufacturer that needed two impellers repaired found a solution through reverse... » more

Motion controller for air bearing positioning stages

Physik Instrumente's (PI) A-81x motion controller is designed to handle 1, 2, or 4-axis of PIglide... » more

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Magnetic linear encoder

Balluff's BML-S1G magnetic encoder system with an absolute quadrature interface combines absolute positioning with an incremental interface and is compatible with incremental A/B input cards.

Advanced strain sensors for multi-axis, load measurements

The Micro-Measurements brand of Vishay Precision Group's S5060 series is a line of Transducer Class multi-grid advanced strain sensors are designed for robotics, factory automation, machinery, and materials testing applications. » more

Mechatronic drive unit

Lenze's Smart Gear g350 is a compact mechatronic drive unit that combines a gearbox, motor, electronics and software tailored specifically to horizontal material flow tasks.

Non-contact rotary torque sensor

The Datum Electronics Series RS425 non-contact rotary torque transducers are designed to fit in line with any drivetrain or test bed using either a spline or keyway shaft.

Rotary position sensor series for harsh, critical applications

TT Electronics' PHS family of rotary position sensors are designed to provide precision sensing in harsh environments and in critical applications. » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

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Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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