Motion Control Categories

Actuators

Actuators

Mechanical devices that introduce motion. Types include pneumatic actuators, hydraulic actuators, linear actuators and piezoelectric actuators.

Amplifiers

Amplifiers

Motion control amplifiers change the power of a motion controller signal into a higher power voltage/electrical current and then present it to the actuator.

Controllers

Controllers

Motion controllers are used to control an object's motion via the implementation of analog components or digital computers.

Drives

Drives

Motion control drives change the motion controller's control signal into a voltage or high powered electrical current that is then passed to the actuator.

Ball & Lead Screws

Ball & Lead Screws

Ball screws are mechanical devices that translate rotational motion to linear motion while maintaining a low level of friction.

Subcategories
Ball Splines

Ball Splines

Type of linear motion bearing used for nearly frictionless linear motion while allowing the member to transmit simultaneous torque.

Cables

Cables

Motion control systems use a wide variety of cables for a multitude of applications including brake cables, insulated cables and more.

Feedback Devices

Feedback Devices

Used in the motion control industry to provide critical data to motion control systems.

Gantry Systems

Gantry Systems

Gantry systems are motion control machines that can guide components along multiple axis with tracks that run in multiple directions.

Guides/Rails

Guides/Rails

Rails and guides are used in a variety of motion control applications to guide moving parts in automated systems.

Linear Shafting

Linear Shafting

Shafting is a linear drive component that is critical for motion transfer in motion control systems and machinery.

Motion Control Systems

Motion Control Systems

Systems that use some type of hydraulic pump, linear actuator or actuator to control position or velocity of other components.

Motors

Motors

Many different industrial motor types are used in motion control applications.

Nano/Micro Positioning

Nano/Micro Positioning

Micropositioners are designed for positioning applications requiring accurate positioning on a micro scale.

Positioning Tables

Positioning Tables

Used for a linear motion applications with features including direct-drive air bearing, mechanical bearing deisng and worm-gear-driven mechanical bearings.

Power Supplies

Power Supplies

Supply electrical energy to output loads. Power supplies include a power distribution system as well as a primary source of energy.

Slides

Slides

Motion control slides are used in positioning systems to provide smooth linear motion for a variety of applications.

Software

Software

Motion control software can be used to increase usability of a variety of motion control systems including PLCs, positioning equipment and more.

Stages

Stages

Designed to restrict an object to a single axis of motion. These stages can be computer controlled for extreme precision.

Distributors

Distributors

A searchable collection of motion control product distributors across the globe.