Linear Motion http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8233/more en Linear Guides for the Next Generation of Medical Machines http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by IKO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not too long ago, the motion systems used in medical and lab automation equipment had technical requirements that were easy to</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines#comments White Papers Linear Motion Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:39:00 +0000 36171 at http://machinedesign.com Maintenance Free Linear Guides http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-guides <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by IKO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Various takes on maintenance free linear guides and ways have been around for years now, but not all of them are created equal. Some focus on</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-guides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-guides#comments White Papers Linear Motion Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:35:00 +0000 36161 at http://machinedesign.com The versatility of industrial brushes http://machinedesign.com/design-faqs/versatility-industrial-brushes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Sealeze </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Where are brushes used? What are common constructions? What are filaments made of? What are some typical uses of industrial brushes? Brushes are used to seal, shield, guide, convey, support, cushion, clean, deburr, apply surface finishes, and play an integral role in other less common processes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/design-faqs/versatility-industrial-brushes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/design-faqs/versatility-industrial-brushes#comments Design FAQs Fasteners Linear Motion Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:52:00 +0000 36111 at http://machinedesign.com Bypassing complex controls results in faster, simpler, less expensive designs http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/bypassing-complex-controls-results-faster-simpler-less-expensive-designs <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Amacoil </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Depending on the application, designing a linear motion system can require a significant investment in electronics and</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/bypassing-complex-controls-results-faster-simpler-less-expensive-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/bypassing-complex-controls-results-faster-simpler-less-expensive-designs#comments White Papers Linear Motion Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:49:00 +0000 34521 at http://machinedesign.com No programming method of winding onto a tapered flange spool http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/no-programming-method-winding-tapered-flange-spool <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Amacoil </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Programmable controllers in sophisticated precision winding systems are not the only way to wind material onto spools with tapered</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/no-programming-method-winding-tapered-flange-spool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/no-programming-method-winding-tapered-flange-spool#comments White Papers Linear Motion Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:46:00 +0000 34511 at http://machinedesign.com Designing flexibility into a winding system with rolling ring linear motion http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/designing-flexibility-winding-system-rolling-ring-linear-motion <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Amacoil </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many linear motion technologies exist to accommodate traverse winding systems. Also called level winding, these systems</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/designing-flexibility-winding-system-rolling-ring-linear-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/designing-flexibility-winding-system-rolling-ring-linear-motion#comments White Papers Linear Motion Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:43:00 +0000 34501 at http://machinedesign.com Compact linear drive http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/compact-linear-drive <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The new CKL Compact Module has an integrated ironless linear motor that eliminates mechanical drive elements. It reportedly is zero-backlash drive that offers precise positioning, long life, high load capacity, and good rigidity.</p> <p>Part of a family of high-performance linear modules, it is suitable for packaging and processing applications such as pick-and-place handling systems, feed units, loaders, and palletizers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/compact-linear-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/compact-linear-drive#comments Linear Motion Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:28:00 +0000 34271 at http://machinedesign.com Alternative Motion Technologies for OEM Applications http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/alternative-motion-technologies-oem-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Linak </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent advances in motion technology provide design engineers a wide array of options to meet their needs for</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/alternative-motion-technologies-oem-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/alternative-motion-technologies-oem-applications#comments White Papers Linear Motion Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:05:00 +0000 32741 at http://machinedesign.com Moving Automation with Modbus http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/moving-automation-modbus <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Linak </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper describes the Modbus communication protocol and why it can be such an effective solution for</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/moving-automation-modbus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/moving-automation-modbus#comments White Papers Embedded Linear Motion Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:57:00 +0000 32731 at http://machinedesign.com Impact Cradle Protects Conveyors http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/impact-cradle-protects-conveyors <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/09/121213-Martin-rollers.jpg" style="width: 430px; height: 324px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The Rollers, frames, and belts of a conveyor system used to transport heavy materials in the mining industry are often damaged, especially components located beneath the conveyor&rsquo;s area where loads are dumped. To boost performance and life in those components, engineers at Martin Engineering, Neponset, Ill. (<a href="http://www.martin-eng.com" title="www.martin-eng.com">www.martin-eng.com</a>), designed the EVO line of conveyor components.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/impact-cradle-protects-conveyors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/impact-cradle-protects-conveyors#comments Linear Motion Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:33:00 +0000 32461 at http://machinedesign.com