Design FAQs http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8200/more en Pneumatic Linear Slides http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/pneumatic-linear-slides <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Fabco-Air </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is a pneumatic linear slide? How does a machine builder decide which model best suits an application? How about load capacity?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/pneumatic-linear-slides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/pneumatic-linear-slides#comments Design FAQs Linear Motion Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:24:00 +0000 43771 at http://machinedesign.com Cogless Brush Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/cogless-brush-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Maxon Motor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is a bell-type motor armature? What is cogging torque? What are the operational advantages of an ironless core motor?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/cogless-brush-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/cogless-brush-motors#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:29:00 +0000 30501 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting small, precise pumps http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/selecting-small-precise-pumps <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by The Lee Company </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the industrial world, engineers don’t need to know much more than a pressure and flow rate to properly size a pump. But specifications for miniature positive-displacement pumps</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/selecting-small-precise-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/selecting-small-precise-pumps#comments Design FAQs Hydraulics Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:11:00 +0000 41071 at http://machinedesign.com 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. Here we look at </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/hybrid-stepper-motor-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/hybrid-stepper-motor-controls#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:54:00 +0000 40751 at http://machinedesign.com Metal Prototyping Methods http://machinedesign.com/metals/metal-prototyping-methods <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the common methods of making metal prototypes? What is metal injection molding (MIM)?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/metal-prototyping-methods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/metal-prototyping-methods#comments Design FAQs Metals Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 40621 at http://machinedesign.com 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 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 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 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? What’s the downside to standard components?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/application-specific-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/application-specific-cylinders#comments Design FAQs Linear Motion Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:28:00 +0000 39231 at http://machinedesign.com