Learning Resources http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8198/more en Specifying AC Gear Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/specifying-ac-gear-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Siemens </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How do gear motors affect the configuration of automation equipment? How do you size and configure AC gear motors for efficiency?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/specifying-ac-gear-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/specifying-ac-gear-motors#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:46:00 +0000 27361 at http://machinedesign.com Bearing selection for low-speed applications http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-selection-low-speed-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Kaydon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Low-speed applications present challenges for designers who must specify bearings, just as high-speed applications do. A new white paper from Kaydon Bearings, an SKF Group company, looks</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-selection-low-speed-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/bearing-selection-low-speed-applications#comments Bearings White Papers Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:50:00 +0000 40151 at http://machinedesign.com Getting the Most from Your Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/getting-most-your-bearings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Schaeffler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Which materials work best for bearings that will be used in harsh environments? How do engineers choose the right lubrication? How can bearing life be extended?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/getting-most-your-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/getting-most-your-bearings#comments Design FAQs Bearings Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:54:00 +0000 40101 at http://machinedesign.com Replacing Linear Encoders with Magnetostrictive Technology http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linear encoders are used in numerous applications to provide feedback for motion control. There are numerous technologies for producing a linear...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology#comments White Papers Sensors Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:35:00 +0000 39941 at http://machinedesign.com PDM Solutions for Small SolidWorks Teams http://machinedesign.com/webinar/pdm-solutions-small-solidworks-teams <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by GRABCAD </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Product data management (PDM) software can be overkill for small CAD teams. But without PDM you face the risks of losing track of your CAD models, overwriting</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 550pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> Display Promo Image on Page </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/webinar/pdm-solutions-small-solidworks-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webinars Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:42:00 +0000 40141 at http://machinedesign.com Essentials of Test-Bed Design: Compensating for Impact in Fighter-Jet Refueling http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling <div class="node-body article-body">The Navy wanted a better way to test fighter jets’ aerial refueling components, because old setups didn’t accurately simulate the impact between a jet’s probe and the refueling drogue. So Moog CSA engineered a new test bed to more accurately simulate the forces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling#comments Defense Engineering Essentials Motors/Drives Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:08:00 +0000 39911 at http://machinedesign.com Reshoring OEM Makes Oilfield Pumps with U.S. Equipment http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment <div class="field-byline"> John Piehl and Tyler Mitchell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All fixture and machine-assembly jobs are unique, but one Texas facility was set to manufacture gear casings with enormous dimensions — so it needed machines with fixtures, loaders, and presses that could handle big parts. Here’s how they quickly setup the machinery with a U.S. supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment#comments Gold Engineering Essentials Manufacturing Equipment Hydraulics Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:36:00 +0000 39901 at http://machinedesign.com Essentials of Motion Control Design — in Five Simple Steps http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-motion-control-design-five-simple-steps <div class="node-body article-body">Here, we outline the most common errors when evaluating motion-control requirements. This list doesn’t include every possible scenario or error, but it’s a starting point. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-motion-control-design-five-simple-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-motion-control-design-five-simple-steps#comments Engineering Essentials Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:05:00 +0000 39871 at http://machinedesign.com Engineering Essentials: Relays and Contactors http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/engineering-essentials-relays-and-contactors <div class="field-deck"> Application areas and power ratings are the two main factors that differentiate relays from contactors though both styles of devices may use the same basic switching mechanisms. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Relays and contactors use a variety of technologies to switch signals and power connections. Many devices called relays use similar techniques and topologies, but the terminology can be confusing. Here are a few of the basic differences that distinguish different types of relay and contactor switches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/engineering-essentials-relays-and-contactors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/engineering-essentials-relays-and-contactors#comments Engineering Essentials Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:57:00 +0000 39861 at http://machinedesign.com Electroformed Parts http://machinedesign.com/materials/electroformed-parts <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Servometer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is an electroformed part? How are electroforms installed? What are the advantages of electroforming?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/electroformed-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/electroformed-parts#comments Design FAQs Materials Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:29:00 +0000 31371 at http://machinedesign.com