Design FAQs http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8200/more en Hybrid Stepper-motor Controls http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/hybrid-stepper-motor-controls <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Schneider Electric Motion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">lectric motors are replacing fluid-power actuation where applications benefit from tight control of speed and precision positioning. However, even motors sometimes fall short. 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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 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? 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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 Linear Motor Free Piston Pumps http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MEDO USA Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What is the main difference between a piston pump and a diaphragm pump? What&#39;s the difference between linear motor pumps and conventional motor-driven pumps? Where are linear piston pumps used? What if the pressure exceeds the pump rated value?<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Pneumatics Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:29:00 +0000 39701 at http://machinedesign.com Application-specific cylinders http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/application-specific-cylinders <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Nason </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why should engineers consider nonstandard components for a design? Aren’t standard parts usually the best bet? 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Or was it demand from industry that brought it about?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/nano-positioning-motion-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/nano-positioning-motion-control#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:23:00 +0000 38331 at http://machinedesign.com Miniature Proportional Valves http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/miniature-proportional-valves <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Humphrey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are proportional valves? What are some benefits in fluid-power circuits? How do they operate? 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