Mechanical Drives http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8235/more en Polymers Outperform Metals In Precision Gearing http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/polymers-outperform-metals-precision-gearing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Intech Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gears, especially in open gearing applications, share a set of well-known performance problems that crop up again and again across many different applications. The most common ones include excessive noise, vibration, heat</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/polymers-outperform-metals-precision-gearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/polymers-outperform-metals-precision-gearing#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:23:00 +0000 45051 at http://machinedesign.com How to Specify and Apply Precision Gearboxes with Servosystems http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/how-specify-and-apply-precision-gearboxes-servosystems <div class="field-byline"> Pat Phillips, Product Manager, and Chip McDaniel, Technical Marketing, at AutomationDirect </div> <div class="field-deck"> A servosystem and gearbox can provide precise motion control, but care must be taken in design, selection, and implementation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A host of industrial gearboxes are available today, making it important to match the proper type of gearbox with the drive, motor, and load. When a machine needs a servosystem – a drive and motor —the gearbox is critical for accurate and repeatable motion. Planetary gearboxes fit the bill for most servo applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/how-specify-and-apply-precision-gearboxes-servosystems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/how-specify-and-apply-precision-gearboxes-servosystems#comments Mechanical Drives Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:00 +0000 41671 at http://machinedesign.com Tuning intelligent servo drives to filter mechanical “white noise” resonance http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/tuning-intelligent-servo-drives-filter-mechanical-white-noise-resonance <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Controlling machine resonance—the “white noise” generated by machine motion—in servo-driven printing and converting machines is a crucial motion control challenge. Discover how Rexroth intelligent IndraDrive</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/tuning-intelligent-servo-drives-filter-mechanical-white-noise-resonance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/tuning-intelligent-servo-drives-filter-mechanical-white-noise-resonance#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:14:00 +0000 40771 at http://machinedesign.com Rod Ends are an Economical Design Alternative to the Spherical Bearing http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/rod-ends-are-economical-design-alternative-spherical-bearing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Quality Bearings & Components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rod ends and spherical plain bearings are intended for linkage applications where a bearing must accommodate significant misalignment. While spherical plain bearings</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/rod-ends-are-economical-design-alternative-spherical-bearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/rod-ends-are-economical-design-alternative-spherical-bearing#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:21:00 +0000 40731 at http://machinedesign.com Our Engineers Deliver Cost Saving Design Solutions http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/our-engineers-deliver-cost-saving-design-solutions <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At SDP/SI our application engineers frequently assist customers whose requirements extend beyond our standard product offering. The design process begins after reviewing objectives and design requirements with the customer. Many times</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/our-engineers-deliver-cost-saving-design-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/our-engineers-deliver-cost-saving-design-solutions#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:15:00 +0000 40721 at http://machinedesign.com Supersized Calender Uses Multiple, Stacked Drives http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading the production size of a calender used to rubberize conveyor belts necessitated a multi-drive, stacked configuration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/supersized-calender-uses-multiple-stacked-drives#comments Manufacturing Equipment Mechanical Drives News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:32:00 +0000 39971 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Stacking the drives three high with the fourth to the side presented various mounting issues. (All images courtesy of Legg)</p> Fixing Wind-Turbine Gearbox Problems http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/fixing-wind-turbine-gearbox-problems <div class="field-deck"> Gearbox failures are an issue in the wind industry, but OEMs are using new approaches for testing, manufacturing, design, and operations to improve turbine reliability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While the cause is under debate, there are known and proven steps to reduce the likelihood of failures caused by bearing inner-ring failures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/fixing-wind-turbine-gearbox-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/fixing-wind-turbine-gearbox-problems#comments Sustainable Engineering Mechanical Drives Metals News Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:42:00 +0000 38801 at http://machinedesign.com Linear Drive http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/linear-drive <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/06/Sonceboz-Linear-Drive.gif" style="width: 350px; height: 246px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />A new linear drive provides the high precision and reliability for metering or positioning. Various options can be attached to a geared motor to meet application specifications. The system consists of a precision spindle drive attached to an electronic control system, and an absolute sensor for position.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/linear-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/linear-drive#comments Mechanical Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:46:00 +0000 38631 at http://machinedesign.com Roller-Pinion System http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/roller-pinion-system <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/06/Nexen-RPS-Rack.gif" style="width: 350px; height: 280px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The RPS rack is a roller-pinion system designed to eliminate the shortcomings of linear-drive systems. It replaces spur-gear teeth with bearing-supported rollers that engage a rack-tooth profile. The rollers eliminate sliding friction with smooth rolling friction for a 99%-efficient rotary to linear-motion conversion.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/roller-pinion-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/roller-pinion-system#comments Mechanical Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:36:00 +0000 38621 at http://machinedesign.com Spotlight: Mechanical Slides, Drives, Gears http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/spotlight-mechanical-slides-drives-gears <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The latest mechanical slides, drives, and gears products.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/spotlight-mechanical-slides-drives-gears#comments Mechanical Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:36:00 +0000 38541 at http://machinedesign.com