Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC) has a world-leading reputation as a centre of excellence in many aspects of fluid power, actuation, and the dynamics and control of electro-mechanical systems.

The Centre undertakes research, runs CPD courses and offers consultancy services to industry. Every year since 1988 the Centre has hosted or co-hosted an international symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control (FPMC). It is also a founder member of the Fluid Power Centres of Europe (FPCE), a grouping of the foremost research institutions in the field.

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Hydraulics Engineering & Materials Science
Rotors Engineering & Materials Science
Controllers Engineering & Materials Science
Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science
Actuators Engineering & Materials Science
Fluids Engineering & Materials Science
Testing Engineering & Materials Science
Magnetic bearings Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2011 2018

Global Mobility Scheme - Digital Fluid Power Systems and Fluid-Borne Noise

Johnston, D.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 1993 2018

A comparison of analytical and empirical controllers for the SLIP hopper

Hale, M. F., du Bois, J. L. & Iravani, P. 20 Jul 2017 Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 18th Annual Conference, TAROS 2017, Proceedings. Germany: Springer Verlag, p. 79-85 7 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10454 )

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A comparison of the capacity for precise motion control between hinged joints and flexure joints

Lusty, C., Bailey, N. & Keogh, P. 3 Nov 2017 Proceedings of the ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Tampa, Florida, Vol. Volume 4A: Dynamics, Vibration, and Control, 8 p. IMECE2017-71350

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Machine design
Motion control

Actuation and Control of Lower Limb Prostheses

Yu, T. 23 Oct 2017

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Brushless DC motors
Time delay