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Motion Control Resources

Motion Control Technical Feature Resources

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How to Specify Gearboxes for Motion Control Systems

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/21/2019

This article discusses how to properly specify a gearbox. For a tutorial on gearbox types and when to use them,

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AVGs and AMRs Bring New Levels of Efficiency to Logistics

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/29/2019

Intelligent components and sophisticated controls lead to high-functioning automated vehicles that are dramatically improving logistics and manufacturing.

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How to Select the Right Encoder for Your Motion Axis

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/23/2019

Feedback plays an essential role in motion control. Servomotors and, increasingly, stepper motors leverage encoder feedback for precise control.

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Digital Twins Deliver Better Machines Across Product Lifecycle

by KristinLewotsky,, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/26/2019

A dynamic virtual representation of a piece of equipment - the digital twin streamlines design, speeds commissioning, improves operations, and

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Zone Safety Technology and Creating a Safety Culture

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/28/2019

Functional safety technology and expertise evolving to make safety compliance easier

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Integrating Motion Control with Machine Vision

by Kristin Lewotsky, contributing editor

POSTED: 05/24/2018

New tools and more sophisticated levels of integration boost productivity, decrease downtime, and simplify machine design.

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New Trends in Remote Monitoring Enhance Manufacturing

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/23/2018

Remote monitoring boosts productivity, cuts cost of ownership.

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Smart Components For Smarter Production

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/23/2018

Manufacturing companies looking to burnish their competitive edge are challenging industrial automation suppliers like never before.

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Today’s Encoders Monitor Machine Health

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/27/2017

Onboard sensors, built-in functionality, and increased usability mark these essential feedback components.

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Integrated Motors: Define, Design, Apply

by Ray Chalmers, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/27/2017

Integrated and gear motors the infrastructure of the automation boom

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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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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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