Motion control

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Centralised motor control centre aims to increase productivity

The new FLEXLINE 3500 low-voltage motor control centre (MCC) from Rockwell Automation is able to deliver real-time data to help increase productivity and save energy.
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Motion controller optimises multi-axis motion coordination

Trio Motion Technology has launched a new motion controller based on Intel multi-core processors, running Microsoft Windows alongside Trio’s Advanced Motion-iX core.
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Four-axis stepper controller with high performance motion

Trio Motion Technology has launched a controller for stepper or pulse and direction servo drives with high performance motion control across four axes.


  1. 24/01/2022 Contactless power and data transmission for transport system

    With an innovative No Cable Technology (NCT) solution its XTS intelligent transport system Beckhoff can offer a huge increase in machine flexibility.

  2. 18/08/2020 Reducing cabling effort with an integrated motor controller

    The EP7402 EtherCAT Box from Beckhoff aims to help the control architecture and cabling of roller conveyor systems become more efficient.

  3. 16/03/2020 Vertical-mount variant of SuperTrak launched

    B&R's intelligent track system SuperTrak is now available in a vertical-mount variant which is said to help optimise output per square meter of floor space.

  4. 20/10/2019 Improved auxiliary winding technology for alternator range.

    AREP+ is said to significantly improve the electrical performance of equipped alternators, offering gains in motor starting capacity of up to 30%.

  5. 05/11/2018 Cartridge valve covers for pressure relief functions

    Moog has launched a new version of its cartridge cover series with a compact design to create simple pilot-operated pressure relief functions.

  6. 19/08/2018 Compact positioning controller communicates via EtherCAT

    The EPOS4 compact positioning controllers from maxon are now industrial Ethernet connectivity ready.

  7. 17/07/2018 Moving forward with control solutions

    Unitronics has introduced a new variable frequency drive (VFD) range for use in motion control applications.

  8. 29/04/2018 NEMA 17 closed-loop integrated stepper motor

    JVL Industri Elektronik A/S has introduced a new compact and slim stepper motor.

  9. 07/01/2018 Servo control made easier to integrate

    KOLLMORGEN’s single-cable technology is now available for its SERVOSTAR series S700 servo controllers. The single motor feedback and power cable option is said to offer faster, more straightforward and lower-cost installation.

  10. 20/11/2017 Mobile Apps and Wizard for drive set-up, monitoring and diagnostics

    YASKAWA has released two new mobile apps for use with its drives – Drive Wizard Mobile and the YASKAWA Manual App – which are said to eliminate the need for carrying a PC or printed manuals.

  11. 18/09/2017 Energy efficient and compact servo drives

    A new range of AC servo drives, which are said to provide consistently simple and fast commissioning, maximum machine throughput and operational reliability, has been introduced by YASKAWA.

  12. 08/06/2017 Hygienic and flexible linear-motion transport solution

    Beckhoff has introduced a hygienic version of its eXtended Transport System (XTS), a transport solution which sees the company’s linear motion technology driving movers around a track, independently of each other at high speeds and with high accuracy.

  13. 13/12/2016 DIN-rail mountable servos with integrated safety

    The servo terminals in the Beckhoff EtherCAT Terminal system integrate a complete servo drive to facilitate highly dynamic positioning tasks in a standard I/O terminal housing. 

  14. 15/11/2016 Efficient approach to demanding motion control solutions

    Siemens has updated the software for its high-end motion control system Simotion. Version 4.5 is equipped with object-oriented programming (OOP) and communication via OPC UA, which allows mechanical engineers to implement large software projects more efficiently. They can also access Simotion data in a standardised way, across all automation levels – as far as the Cloud.

  15. 13/09/2016 Six-degrees of positioning accuracy

    Aerotech’s HexGen hexapod offers six-degrees-of-freedom for positioning. The HEX500-350HL high-load, precision hexapod is suited to use in applications in X-ray diffraction, sensor testing, and high-force device manipulation.

  16. 26/01/2016 Miniature rotary stage added to position stage range

    LG Motion has added a new miniature rotary stage to its LG-Series precision positioning mechanics range.

  17. 12/01/2016 Electric handling unit ensures accurate and rapid DNA extraction

    Festo has developed a handling system for use in the new oKtopure DNA extraction robot from LGC.

  18. 03/08/2015 Absolute feedback systems for efficient drives

    The BML series of magnetically encoded absolute position and angle measurement systems from Balluff are said to offer rugged and precise absolute position and angle measurement systems.

  19. 12/05/2015 Six-axis vacuum compatible positioning system

    Motion system integrator, LG Motion, has recently delivered a six-axis vacuum-compatible precision motion system to AWE Aldermaston to determine properties of X-ray diffraction crystals prior to installation into X-ray sensitive diagnostics for fielding on laser plasma experiments.

  20. 07/04/2015 Making cables and hoses in motion last longer

    Chips and dirt can significantly affect the service life of cables and hoses.  Igus believes it can offer a solution.