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Motion Control Resources

Technical Features

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Updating Drives in Automation Projects

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/23/2017

Vital components deserve more consideration.

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Frameless Motors Give OEMs More Design Option

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/30/2017

Available as separate rotors and stators that can be integrated directly into a machine, frameless motors offer increased torque and

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Integration Boosts Safety Performance

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/20/2017

Combining motion and safety at the communications level, the software level, and the hardware level improves performance and simplifies implementation.

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The Gateway, The Conduit, The Control – Perspectives on the Human-Machine Interface

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/30/2017

Costs, technologies, and people all play a role.

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How Motion Control Advances are Boosting Machine Productivity

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/24/2017

Consumer applications are helping move industrial productivity forward.

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Mobile HMIs Bring New Choice and Functionality to Motion Control

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/01/2017

With streamlined functionality and role-based displays, today’s mobile HMIs provide useful tools inside the plant as well as outside.

Making the choice between Brushed and Brushless DC servo motors

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor Motion Control Online

POSTED: 12/16/2016

Trade-offs include cost, complexity, frequency of maintenance, and torque characteristics.

Understanding Motion Control Networks II: Safety

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/23/2016

Safety protocols for industrial networking ensure safe operations while streamlining integration.

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What's New in Motion Control Applications?

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/20/2016

Improvements in auto-tuning drives, industrial networking, and software usability have enabled motion control to penetrate non-traditional niches and bring new...

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Understanding Motion Control Networks

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/29/2016

From basic fieldbus to real-time industrial Ethernet, get an overview of the protocols available for motion control networks.

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Converting Big Data into Actionable Intelligence

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 08/18/2016

Harvesting real business value from shop floor data requires a strategic plan...

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New Trends in Motors

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/18/2016

From value-added engineering to custom windings to kit motors and disruptive technologies, today’s motor market gives OEMs and end-users more

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Trends in Linear Actuators

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 06/17/2016

The big news in electromechanical actuators is not so much new technology as new and better ways of applying existing

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Industrial Sensors and the IIoT

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/17/2016

The Industrial Internet of Things is poised to change the sensor market— but by how much?

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The Latest Motor Efficiency Rule Hits June 1, 2016 – Now What?

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/18/2016

Learn about what the rulings mean and what motor technologies provide a competitive solution.


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