Linear Motion http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8233/more en 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 How LOSTPED Can Help With Sizing and Selecting Linear Motion Systems http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/how-lostped-can-help-sizing-and-selecting-linear-motion-systems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A common mistake that engineers and designers make when sizing and selecting linear motion systems is to overlook critical application requirements in the final system. This technical paper details seven key factors</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/how-lostped-can-help-sizing-and-selecting-linear-motion-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/how-lostped-can-help-sizing-and-selecting-linear-motion-systems#comments White Papers Linear Motion Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:41:00 +0000 38081 at http://machinedesign.com Demystifying Ball Spline Specs http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/demystifying-ball-spline-specs <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Place a recirculating-ball bushing on a shaft and what do you get? Frictionless movement of the shaft. But, create grooves along the axial length of the shaft that correspond to the radius </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/demystifying-ball-spline-specs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/demystifying-ball-spline-specs#comments White Papers Linear Motion Motion Control Tue, 06 May 2014 14:31:00 +0000 37251 at http://machinedesign.com Factors To Consider When Choosing An Actuator of Four Feet Or Less http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/factors-consider-when-choosing-actuator-four-feet-or-less <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether for packaging, life sciences, office equipment or factory automation, smooth motion, fast accelerations and a high degree of accuracy are hallmark requirements for linear movement actuators. Increasingly, miniaturization has added the additional requirement of compactness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/factors-consider-when-choosing-actuator-four-feet-or-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/factors-consider-when-choosing-actuator-four-feet-or-less#comments White Papers Linear Motion Tue, 06 May 2014 14:11:00 +0000 37241 at http://machinedesign.com Factors To Consider When Choosing A Crossed Roller Bearing http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/factors-consider-when-choosing-crossed-roller-bearing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technical achievements in microprocessor manufacturing, diagnostic equipment and automation have demanded increasingly more precise motion control. Whether it’s wafer</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/factors-consider-when-choosing-crossed-roller-bearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/factors-consider-when-choosing-crossed-roller-bearing#comments White Papers Linear Motion Motion Control Tue, 06 May 2014 14:08:00 +0000 37261 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: Crowd sourced projects of the week - Desktop CNC, nat-gas Mustang, A/C app, and a portable wind turbine http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/gallery-crowd-sourced-projects-week-desktop-cnc-nat-gas-mustang-ac-app-and-portable-wi <div class="node-body gallery-body">Engineering projects that include a desktop CNC, a natural gas-powered Mustang, a smart phone A/C app, and a portable wind turbine are making the rounds on crowd-sourcing sites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/gallery-crowd-sourced-projects-week-desktop-cnc-nat-gas-mustang-ac-app-and-portable-wi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/gallery-crowd-sourced-projects-week-desktop-cnc-nat-gas-mustang-ac-app-and-portable-wi#comments Linear Motion Mon, 05 May 2014 14:11:00 +0000 37201 at http://machinedesign.com Roller Pinion System: An Alternative to Traditional Linear Drive Systems http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/roller-pinion-system-alternative-traditional-linear-drive-systems <div class="node-body article-body">With today’s emphasis on efficient production, cost reduction and productivity levels, every manufacturing or machine component must be chosen with care. This white paper describes how </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/roller-pinion-system-alternative-traditional-linear-drive-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/roller-pinion-system-alternative-traditional-linear-drive-systems#comments White Papers Linear Motion Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:14:00 +0000 36811 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Ball Screw Linear Actuators http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-ball-screw-linear-actuators <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most commonly used linear actuators is the ball screw. It can be found in packaging and office equipment, factories for making semiconductors and medical equipment, and a host</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-ball-screw-linear-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-ball-screw-linear-actuators#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:36:00 +0000 36671 at http://machinedesign.com 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. 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