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Motion Control Resources

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Blog Post: Motion Solutions Adds New Servo Motors and Drives

POSTED: 11/13/2018

  ALISO VIEJO, CA - AKM2G servo motors and AKD2G servo drives from Kollmorgen boost torque density, speed, and flexibility for a range of applications. OEMs find

Servo Control of "Stepper Motors" for Performance

POSTED: 04/18/2018

High pole count permanent magnet synchronous motors can be operated both as closed loop servos and as open loop stepper motors. The performance available from the same motor is greatly improved by operating the motor as a sinusoidally commutated servo motor. Commutation Open loop operation of the motor - that is

High-Reliability Drone Systems Deliver Blood to Rural Patients Fast

POSTED: 04/12/2018

Postpartum hemorrhaging is a major cause of maternal mortality in the developing world. The condition requires immediate medical treatment and transfusion with appropriate blood products. Accessing

Humanoid Robotic Hand Moves

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The human hand is undoubtedly one of the most universal and complex tools of nature. Researchers have been studying the characteristics and special features of this evolutionary design for years. Now the findings of this research are being

Robot performance moves NASA. Cape Canaveral tour guide will have same motors as the Mars Rover

POSTED: 03/23/2018

A versatile robot actor, created in the UK, has beaten off international competition to become the public face of NASA’s world-famous Kennedy Space Center. First developed in 2006 by Cornish company Engineered Arts,

Model making: A dwarf-sized Caterpillar.

POSTED: 03/23/2018

maxon drives also play an important role in model making – for example, many locomotives run their rounds powered by maxon motors. But even crazier things can be found in the world

Robotic Rib Spreading Tool to help patients hurt less and heal faster.

POSTED: 03/23/2018

One advanced technology company is taking on the challenge of developing hand-held, robotic surgical instruments to help patients hurt less and heal faster. High torque maxon motors ensure jerk-free movement of the tool. It may

Robotic Exoskeleton: For more quality of life

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Worldwide, an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auck-land (New Zealand) has developed innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility impairment get back

Firefighting humanoid robot

POSTED: 03/23/2018

With funding from the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech’s RoMeLa laboratory is designing and building their Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot, or SAFFiR.   Agility, speed, strength, balance are all qualities needed to

Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot

POSTED: 03/23/2018

In the world of robotics engineering there are two primary ways to view how a robot walks. Either the robot has to be quasi-statically stable at every moment of movement, or it can walk

Motors Continue to Operate in Antarctic -120°F Temperatures

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The Dome C telescopes in Antarctica must operate continuously in weather that is the most severe on the planet. At Concordia Station in Antarctica there is a telescope mount that has been operating for a few years now. Just recently there was a new record temperature at the Dome

Getting Swinging Lights to Stop on a Dime

POSTED: 03/23/2018

At the Royal Shakespeare Company’s refurbished venue, lightweight lights are hung from swinging cables. A unique design stops the swinging to put the spotlight on the actors.  The Royal Shakespeare Company recently went through a


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