Motion Control & Mechatronics http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/7673/more en Ensuring quality control at America’s largest steel mill http://machinedesign.com/archive/ensuring-quality-control-america-s-largest-steel-mill <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Replacing digital linear encoders with magnetostrictive sensors reduces downtime and guarantees on-spec steel products.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Replacing digital linear encoders with magnetostrictive sensors reduces downtime and guarantees on-spec steel products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/ensuring-quality-control-america-s-largest-steel-mill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/ensuring-quality-control-america-s-largest-steel-mill#comments 2013-03-07 Features Motion Control & Mechatronics Motion Control Archive Thu, 07 Mar 2013 07:34:10 +0000 12045 at http://machinedesign.com VFDs: Boosting efficiency in hoisting applications http://machinedesign.com/news/vfds-boosting-efficiency-hoisting-applications <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Improving the energy efficiency of industrial applications is top of mind for today’s design engineers. Variable-frequency drives (VFDs) can make a difference by regenerating power that would otherwise be lost as heat in hoisting and other motion-control scenarios.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Improving the energy efficiency of industrial applications is top of mind for today’s design engineers. Variable-frequency drives (VFDs) can make a difference by regenerating power that would otherwise be lost as heat in hoisting and other motion-control scenarios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/vfds-boosting-efficiency-hoisting-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/vfds-boosting-efficiency-hoisting-applications#comments 2013-02-14 Motion Control & Mechatronics News Motion Control News Archive Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:22:25 +0000 12022 at http://machinedesign.com Practical protection of motion designs and workers http://machinedesign.com/news/practical-protection-motion-designs-and-workers <div class="node-body article-body">Safety hazards associated with moving machinery can be reduced or eliminated with articulating physical barriers and torque limiters. Key to this undertaking are detailed analyses and engineered solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/practical-protection-motion-designs-and-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/practical-protection-motion-designs-and-workers#comments 2013-02-14 Features Motion Control & Mechatronics News Motion Control News Archive Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:13:48 +0000 12020 at http://machinedesign.com Boosting reliability with lubricating surfaces http://machinedesign.com/news/boosting-reliability-lubricating-surfaces <div class="node-body article-body">Any plant using linear motion requires maintenance workers to regularly apply lubrication to linear guides, because insufficiently lubricated mechanical components exhibit excessive wear, performance problems, and premature failure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/boosting-reliability-lubricating-surfaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/boosting-reliability-lubricating-surfaces#comments 2013-02-14 Motion Control & Mechatronics News Motion Control News Archive Thu, 14 Feb 2013 04:03:58 +0000 12017 at http://machinedesign.com Looking Back 11/22/12 http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/looking-back-112212 <div class="node-body article-body">Cat latches: Heavy-duty compression latches from Southco, Concordville, Pa., help Caterpillar secure inspection panels while meeting more-stringent noise regs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/looking-back-112212" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/looking-back-112212#comments 2012-11-22 Looking Back Motion Control & Mechatronics Motion Control Archive Wed, 21 Nov 2012 03:16:15 +0000 11934 at http://machinedesign.com Scanning for Ideas: Spindle drive moves with accuracy http://machinedesign.com/news/scanning-ideas-spindle-drive-moves-accuracy <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spindle drive moves with accuracy</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/scanning-ideas-spindle-drive-moves-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/scanning-ideas-spindle-drive-moves-accuracy#comments 2012-11-22 Motion Control & Mechatronics Motion Hardware News Scanning the Field What's Inside? Motion Control News Archive Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:52:18 +0000 11928 at http://machinedesign.com Suppression circuits for clutches and brakes http://machinedesign.com/news/suppression-circuits-clutches-and-brakes <div class="field-byline"> Robert Repas </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Electric clutches and brakes sometimes fail for lack of proper electrical-suppression circuitry. But it’s not difficult to design a suppressor</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Transient voltages in clutches and brakes may lead to erratic operation and a shortened life. Installing a suppressor is not that difficult</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/suppression-circuits-clutches-and-brakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/suppression-circuits-clutches-and-brakes#comments 2012-11-08 Brakes Features Motion Control & Mechatronics Motion Hardware News Mechanical Drives Motion Control News Archive Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:45:03 +0000 11918 at http://machinedesign.com Gimbal mount expands drones’ view http://machinedesign.com/news/gimbal-mount-expands-drones-view <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gimbal mount expands drones’ view</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/gimbal-mount-expands-drones-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/gimbal-mount-expands-drones-view#comments 2012-11-08 Motion Control & Mechatronics Motion Hardware News Scanning the Field What's Inside? Motion Control News Archive Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:10:48 +0000 11907 at http://machinedesign.com Taking aim with MEMS gyros http://machinedesign.com/news/taking-aim-mems-gyros <div class="node-body article-body">Solid-state gyroscopes aren’t just for video games and smartphones. Industrial-grade devices can handle tasks that demand superaccurate sensing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/taking-aim-mems-gyros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/taking-aim-mems-gyros#comments 2012-10-18 Features Motion Control & Mechatronics Motion Sensing News Motion Control News Archive Wed, 17 Oct 2012 01:18:42 +0000 11902 at http://machinedesign.com Going big with ultrasmall ball screw http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/going-big-ultrasmall-ball-screw <div class="field-byline"> Stephen J. Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Going big with ultrasmall ball screw</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/going-big-ultrasmall-ball-screw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/going-big-ultrasmall-ball-screw#comments 2012-10-18 Motion Control & Mechatronics Motion Hardware Scanning the Field What's Inside? Motion Control Archive Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:32:32 +0000 11896 at http://machinedesign.com