Machine Design http://machinedesign.com/rss.xml en FAQ's on Laser Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-laser-sensors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Banner Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the primary technologies used in distance sensors? When is housing and durability important? How do the color and...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-laser-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-laser-sensors#comments Design FAQs Sensors Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:32:00 +0000 50021 at http://machinedesign.com Rounding Up the Latest Linear Guides http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/rounding-latest-linear-guides <div class="field-deck"> Linear guides are used with everything from drawers and cabinets to automation and assembly lines. Here is a roundup of the latest models to hit the market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linear guides are used with everything from drawers and cabinets to automation and assembly lines. Here is a roundup of the latest models to hit the market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/rounding-latest-linear-guides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/rounding-latest-linear-guides#comments Medical Packaging Linear Motion Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:48:00 +0000 50001 at http://machinedesign.com Sensor Mounting Considerations http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensor-mounting-considerations <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Waugh, AutomationDirect </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers must ensure that the chosen sensor for a given application fits into a defined mounting space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensor-mounting-considerations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensor-mounting-considerations#comments Sensors Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:50:00 +0000 49981 at http://machinedesign.com Sorting out Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Waugh, AutomationDirect </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors#comments Automotive Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Sensors Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:47:00 +0000 49971 at http://machinedesign.com Maximizing Your Resources: How to Get the Most from Your Manufacturer http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/maximizing-your-resources-how-get-most-your-manufacturer <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download Gates “Selecting the Right Components for Harsh Environments” white paper and discover cutting-edge solutions and product...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/maximizing-your-resources-how-get-most-your-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/maximizing-your-resources-how-get-most-your-manufacturer#comments White Papers Hydraulics Mechanical Drives Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:39:00 +0000 49851 at http://machinedesign.com Today’s Advanced Hose & Hydraulic Hose Systems http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/today-s-advanced-hose-hydraulic-hose-systems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover Gates innovative systems-approach solutions for your hydraulic system challenges—and why mismatching components...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/today-s-advanced-hose-hydraulic-hose-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/today-s-advanced-hose-hydraulic-hose-systems#comments White Papers Hydraulics Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:35:00 +0000 49841 at http://machinedesign.com Designing Drives for a Competitive Edge http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/designing-drives-competitive-edge <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how two field retrofits led to better performing, more competitive drive designs by converting to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/designing-drives-competitive-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/designing-drives-competitive-edge#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:25:00 +0000 49831 at http://machinedesign.com Real-World Problems for Machine Manufacturers http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/real-world-problems-machine-manufacturers <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Downs, Colder Products Co. (CPC) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Connection-related problems that were overcome in actual fluid-handling equipment took advantage of communicating couplers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/real-world-problems-machine-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/real-world-problems-machine-manufacturers#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:07:00 +0000 49931 at http://machinedesign.com The Rise of Intelligent Fluid Connectors http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/rise-intelligent-fluid-connectors <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Downs, Colder Products Co. (CPC) </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tubing couplers that “talk” help enhance safety as well as improve testing and manufacturing processes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tubing couplers that “talk” help enhance safety as well as improve testing and manufacturing processes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/rise-intelligent-fluid-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/rise-intelligent-fluid-connectors#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:34:00 +0000 49921 at http://machinedesign.com Design Low-Cost Actuators for Harsh Environments http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments <div class="field-byline"> Tom Baric, Parker Hannifin Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One way to adjust a motion-control system to fit a certain application is by incorporating a proper blend of actuators that meet high performance and environmental standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments#comments Linear Motion Materials Motion Control Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:30:00 +0000 49901 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting the Best Electric Drive (.PDF Download) http://machinedesign.com/datasheet/selecting-best-electric-drive-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Electric drives consume a tremendous amount of energy in most manufacturing facilities. Virtually every automated function in a given plant, from packaging and labeling to pick-and-place robots, relies on at least one electric drive. Therefore, engineers should consider energy requirements when specifying intelligent and integrated drives...</p> <p><strong>Register or Sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:21:00 +0000 49891 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between a Motor and a Drive? http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/what-s-difference-between-motor-and-drive <div class="node-body article-body">A motor is the mechanical or electrical device that generates the rotational or linear force used to power a machine. A drive is the electronic device that harnesses and controls the electrical energy sent to the motor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/what-s-difference-between-motor-and-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/what-s-difference-between-motor-and-drive#comments Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:12:00 +0000 49881 at http://machinedesign.com FAQ's on Climate Control and Fans and Filters for Enclosures http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/faqs-climate-control-and-fans-and-filters-enclosures <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rittal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why is it important to have proper cooling within industrial enclosures? How much cooling does an industrial enclosure need? Why not just...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/faqs-climate-control-and-fans-and-filters-enclosures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/faqs-climate-control-and-fans-and-filters-enclosures#comments Design FAQs Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:41:00 +0000 49801 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting the Best Electric Drive http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive <div class="field-deck"> Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive#comments Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Linear Motion Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:23:00 +0000 49871 at http://machinedesign.com Superconducting Coils Spur Advances in Proton Beam Therapy http://machinedesign.com/technologies/superconducting-coils-spur-advances-proton-beam-therapy <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A proton beam can be directly aimed at a tumor, sparing healthy surrounding tissue from radiation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/superconducting-coils-spur-advances-proton-beam-therapy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/superconducting-coils-spur-advances-proton-beam-therapy#comments Technologies Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:02:00 +0000 49861 at http://machinedesign.com <p>MIT&#39;s superconducting synchrocyclotron (a proton accelerator) is directly attached to the gantry head at <a href="http://pronovasolutions.com/" target="_blank">ProNova&nbsp;Solutions</a>&nbsp;for proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT). The major downsizing of the accelerator allows for one- or two-room treatment, reducing the price and improving the convenience of PBRT in cancer patients.&nbsp;</p> Then There Were Two: Vote for Your Favorite STEM Starter! http://machinedesign.com/blog/then-there-were-two-vote-your-favorite-stem-starter <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After three weeks of intense voting, we&rsquo;re down to the Championship Round in our STEM Starter competition. It will pit Heathkit/Crystal Radio against Legos/Mindstorm. Heathkit/Crystal Radio got to this round by edging out Balsa Wood rubber band planes/kits, while Legos had to overcome a strong finish by Microscope/Telescope.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s gratifying that the voters have chosen two STEM Starters that really bring out the engineer in kids of all ages while still providing some hands-on education in how the world works.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/then-there-were-two-vote-your-favorite-stem-starter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/then-there-were-two-vote-your-favorite-stem-starter#comments Technologies A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:16:00 +0000 49821 at http://machinedesign.com Placenta-on-a-Chip lets Researchers Better Understand Pregnancy http://machinedesign.com/medical/placenta-chip-lets-researchers-better-understand-pregnancy <div class="node-body article-body">A placenta-on-a chip mimics the structure and function of the placenta on a microscopic scale, including the transfer of nutrients from the mother to the fetus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/placenta-chip-lets-researchers-better-understand-pregnancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/placenta-chip-lets-researchers-better-understand-pregnancy#comments Medical News Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:06:00 +0000 49811 at http://machinedesign.com Basics Of Design: Quality STL Files for Laser Sintering http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover our industry-leading machine capacity and full suite of traditional and advanced manufacturing services to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Materials Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:07:00 +0000 49731 at http://machinedesign.com Constructing a 3D-Printed Bridge in Amsterdam http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/constructing-3d-printed-bridge-amsterdam <div class="node-body article-body">3D printing is being brought to a whole new level. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/constructing-3d-printed-bridge-amsterdam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/constructing-3d-printed-bridge-amsterdam#comments 3D Printing Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:59:00 +0000 49791 at http://machinedesign.com The Industrial Internet of Things http://machinedesign.com/embedded/industrial-internet-things <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers and scientists are already implementing systems on the leading edge of the IIoT, but they still...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/industrial-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/industrial-internet-things#comments White Papers Embedded Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:25:00 +0000 49721 at http://machinedesign.com Control Design Guide for Next-Generation Smart Machines http://machinedesign.com/embedded/control-design-guide-next-generation-smart-machines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download the Control Design Guide for Smart Machines to learn how NI CompactRIO empowers smart machine design and intelligent factories.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/control-design-guide-next-generation-smart-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/control-design-guide-next-generation-smart-machines#comments White Papers Embedded Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:13:00 +0000 49711 at http://machinedesign.com AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions - Motors, Blowers and Pumps http://machinedesign.com/ametek/ametek-dynamic-fluid-solutions-motors-blowers-and-pumps <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><strong>Got a blower challenge? Your answer is in AMETEK&rsquo;s Solution City.</strong></p> <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">The best minds and motors in air, gas and materials movement reside here. At&nbsp;AMETEK, we&rsquo;re ready to help you overcome your toughest challenges. Click through and explore our better-engineered solutions right now.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/ametek/ametek-dynamic-fluid-solutions-motors-blowers-and-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/ametek/ametek-dynamic-fluid-solutions-motors-blowers-and-pumps#comments AMETEK Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:30:00 +0000 49631 at http://machinedesign.com Smart Bandage Detects Bed Sores Before They Are Visible http://machinedesign.com/medical/smart-bandage-detects-bed-sores-they-are-visible <div class="node-body article-body">A new type of bandage detects wounds rather than protects them, and could help doctors treat and cure bed sores before they break the skin and get infected.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/smart-bandage-detects-bed-sores-they-are-visible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/smart-bandage-detects-bed-sores-they-are-visible#comments Medical Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:38:00 +0000 49781 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The smart bandage is fabricated by printing gold electrodes onto a thin piece of plastic. This flexible sensor uses impedance spectroscopy to detect bedsores that are invisible to the naked eye.</p> Mass Spectrometry Leads to Quicker, Safer Biopsies http://machinedesign.com/medical/mass-spectrometry-leads-quicker-safer-biopsies <div class="node-body article-body">A new biopsy method may cut down on time to diagnosis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/mass-spectrometry-leads-quicker-safer-biopsies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/mass-spectrometry-leads-quicker-safer-biopsies#comments Medical Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:18:00 +0000 49771 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Using mass spectrometry, a surface probe designed and built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory quickly analyzes a biopsy sample to see if it is from a cancerous tissue sample.</p> RAPID 2015’s 3D Art Gallery http://machinedesign.com/news/rapid-2015-s-3d-art-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">Images from RAPID’s 2015 art gallery</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/rapid-2015-s-3d-art-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/rapid-2015-s-3d-art-gallery#comments News Gallery Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:12:00 +0000 49761 at http://machinedesign.com New Flange Coupling Tackles Heavy-Duty Tasks http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/new-flange-coupling-tackles-heavy-duty-tasks <div class="node-body article-body">A new coupling makes it simpler to connect shafts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/new-flange-coupling-tackles-heavy-duty-tasks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/new-flange-coupling-tackles-heavy-duty-tasks#comments Fasteners Mechanical Drives Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:48:00 +0000 49751 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Ringfeder&rsquo;s new RfN 5571 flange couplings for heavy-duty applications are easier to install and can handle more torque than standard press fit couplings.&nbsp; They are also smaller, lighter, and easier to align than keyed couplings.</p> Medical Resources Abound at MD&M East, 2015 http://machinedesign.com/medical/medical-resources-abound-mdm-east-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The MD&M East show had a range of interesting displays that targeted the medical industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/medical-resources-abound-mdm-east-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/medical-resources-abound-mdm-east-2015#comments Medical Sensors Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:55:00 +0000 49741 at http://machinedesign.com FAQ's on The Internet of Things http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/faqs-internet-things <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Turck </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The IIoT has software and the cloud, but what are some tangible assets that are important to focus on when discussing IIoT? What is needed in order to connect a...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/faqs-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/faqs-internet-things#comments Design FAQs Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:18:00 +0000 49651 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (6/15-6/22) http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-615-622 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Machine Design&#39;s new products of the week gallery features integrated circuit sensors, insert-able threads, absolute-position sensors, and more fascinating technologies on the market.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-615-622#comments Motors/Drives Sensors Gallery Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:36:00 +0000 49701 at http://machinedesign.com Progress on the Self-Driving Car http://machinedesign.com/automotive/progress-self-driving-car <div class="node-body gallery-body">Self-driving cars will be the new wave of vehicles to hit the market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/automotive/progress-self-driving-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/automotive/progress-self-driving-car#comments Automotive Gallery Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:46:00 +0000 49681 at http://machinedesign.com