Mechanical Drives http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8235/more en 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 Motors Not Turbines Drive Heavy Equipment http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/motors-not-turbines-drive-heavy-equipment <div class="field-byline"> Sumit Singhal, Consulting Engineer, Siemens Industry Inc., Norwood, Ohio </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electric motors with magnetic bearings can drive high-speed shafts in heavy equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High-speed rotating machinery presents tough challenges for engineers, particularly in heavy equipment that draws many megawatts of power. One option is to eschew the turbines that traditionally power such applications and instead use electric motors paired with variable-frequency drives (VFDs). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/motors-not-turbines-drive-heavy-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/motors-not-turbines-drive-heavy-equipment#comments Energy Mechanical Drives Motors/Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:22:00 +0000 38441 at http://machinedesign.com Eleven Tips for Electric Diaphragm Pump Selection http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/eleven-tips-electric-diaphragm-pump-selection <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by KNF </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beyond the basics such as flow rate, temperature, voltage and media compatibility, there are a host of other critical issues necessary to determine the best pump for your system design. The fundamental design criteria for selecting an electrically</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/eleven-tips-electric-diaphragm-pump-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/eleven-tips-electric-diaphragm-pump-selection#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Tue, 13 May 2014 18:04:00 +0000 37481 at http://machinedesign.com