Linear Motion http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8233/more en The Engineering Basics of Slide Bushings http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slide bushings give designers an economical way to support linearly moving shafts that are moderately loaded and reduce friction allowing for ease of movement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/engineering-basics-slide-bushings#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 48331 at http://machinedesign.com Maintenance Free Linear Motion http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-motion <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 achieving the longest possible maintenance free intervals. Others focus on adding</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/maintenance-free-linear-motion#comments White Papers Linear Motion Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:47:00 +0000 44701 at http://machinedesign.com Linear Guides For The Next Generation Of Medical Machines http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines-0 <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 satisfy. These lightly loaded applications generally</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/linear-guides-next-generation-medical-machines-0#comments Medical White Papers Linear Motion Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:10:00 +0000 44711 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Electrical Actuators? http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators <div class="node-body article-body">An overview on the differences between powered actuators and their benefits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators#comments Hydraulics Linear Motion Pneumatics Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:51:00 +0000 48091 at http://machinedesign.com Speed-Enhanced Linear Actuators Offer Precision Positioning http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/speed-enhanced-linear-actuators-offer-precision-positioning <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New compact linear actuators developed by Oriental Motor come with a built-in controller driver or pulse input driver. &nbsp;The DRLII devices, available with or without a guide, combine with 24-V dc microstepping drivers for precise positioning. A range of sizes are offered with new maximum speed levels and lead screw pitches for ground and rolled ball screw types. A hollow rotor, which contains a ball screw, also rotates the ball screw nut. Setting up an anti-spin mechanism on the tip of the ball screw linearly actuates the ball screw shaft.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/speed-enhanced-linear-actuators-offer-precision-positioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/speed-enhanced-linear-actuators-offer-precision-positioning#comments Products Linear Motion Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:40:00 +0000 47901 at http://machinedesign.com Untangling Some Confusing LVDT Terms http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/untangling-some-confusing-lvdt-terms <div class="field-byline"> Eileen Otto, Macro Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Several terms used to describe LVDTs can be confusing, such as nominal linear range, resolution, full-scale output, linearity range and repeatability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/untangling-some-confusing-lvdt-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/untangling-some-confusing-lvdt-terms#comments Linear Motion Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:01:00 +0000 47161 at http://machinedesign.com Extending the Reach of Screw Drives http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/extending-reach-screw-drives <div class="field-byline"> Kyle Thompson, Thomson Industries Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Innovative support blocks and joining ball screws let screw drives move loads beyond traditional limits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Innovative support blocks and joining ball screws let screw drives move loads beyond traditional limits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/extending-reach-screw-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/extending-reach-screw-drives#comments Linear Motion Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:25:00 +0000 46461 at http://machinedesign.com 303 Stainless-Steel Pneumatic Cylinders for Caustic Environments http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/303-stainless-steel-pneumatic-cylinders-caustic-environments <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clippard Instrument Laboratory’s new 303 stainless steel pneumatic cylinders are manufactured to survive caustic and wash-down environments. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/303-stainless-steel-pneumatic-cylinders-caustic-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/303-stainless-steel-pneumatic-cylinders-caustic-environments#comments Products Linear Motion Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:45:00 +0000 45851 at http://machinedesign.com Linear Actuator Features Continuous Force Rating of 10,000 lbf http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-actuator-features-continuous-force-rating-10000-lbf <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced the expansion of the Exlar FT Series of universal electric rod style linear actuators. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-actuator-features-continuous-force-rating-10000-lbf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-actuator-features-continuous-force-rating-10000-lbf#comments Products Linear Motion Motors/Drives Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:03:00 +0000 45331 at http://machinedesign.com 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