Motion Control Components Benefit Robot Performance

Sept. 27, 2023
Advancements in motion control technologies are bringing improved performance and capabilities to robots of all types.

As use of robots increases, so too do the various motion control technologies which enable them. Components such as grippers, actuators, sensors, vision systems and more play an integral role in ensuring safe and efficient movements.

Many of the motion control components used in robots today are a mix of electrical and mechanical, including fluid power technologies, demonstrating the breadth of solutions required to enable robots to function as desired. Technology advancements for these components are ongoing, bringing about new capabilities and improved performance. 

The robot components market is projected to grow in the coming years, with the market for mobile robots to grow 44.8% and that for industrial robots 9.7% by 2027 according to research from Interact Analysis. This coincides with the continued growth expected for robotics over the next several years due to labor challenges and increased investments in manufacturing, along with other factors. 

Given these growth trends, new developments in robot components will continue to be of value as the various technologies included in this media gallery help demonstrate.

Read more about current robot and component technologies and trends from Power & Motion and its affiliate publications. 

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About the Author

Sara Jensen | Executive Editor, Power & Motion

Sara Jensen is executive editor of Power & Motion, directing expanded coverage into the modern fluid power space, as well as mechatronic and smart technologies. She has over 15 years of publishing experience. Prior to Power & Motion she spent 11 years with a trade publication for engineers of heavy-duty equipment, the last 3 of which were as the editor and brand lead. Over the course of her time in the B2B industry, Sara has gained an extensive knowledge of various heavy-duty equipment industries — including construction, agriculture, mining and on-road trucks —along with the systems and market trends which impact them such as fluid power and electronic motion control technologies. 

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