Mechanical Drives http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8235/more en Selecting a Lubricant for Ball Screws http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/selecting-lubricant-ball-screws <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Johnson, Randy Hamper Sr., and Kelvin Kellond, Thomson Industries </div> <div class="field-deck"> Using the right lubricant on a ball screw extends its life and improves performance while keeping contaminants at bay. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using the right lubricant on a ball screw extends its life and improves performance while keeping contaminants at bay.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/selecting-lubricant-ball-screws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/selecting-lubricant-ball-screws#comments Engineering Essentials Fasteners Mechanical Drives Motion Control Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:55:00 +0000 60461 at http://machinedesign.com Simplify Embedded System Design With CompactRIO: The Ultimate Multipurpose Controller http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/simplify-embedded-system-design-compactrio-ultimate-multipurpose-controller <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designing control and I/O systems for industrial machinery and advanced equipment is no small task. Design teams must...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/simplify-embedded-system-design-compactrio-ultimate-multipurpose-controller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/simplify-embedded-system-design-compactrio-ultimate-multipurpose-controller#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Motion Control Motors/Drives Sensors Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:58:00 +0000 59911 at http://machinedesign.com It's About Time: Evolving Network Standards for the Industrial IoT http://machinedesign.com/iot/its-about-time-evolving-network-standards-industrial-iot <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises a world of smarter, hyper-connected devices and infrastructure where...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/its-about-time-evolving-network-standards-industrial-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/its-about-time-evolving-network-standards-industrial-iot#comments White Papers IoT Mechanical Drives Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:59:00 +0000 59901 at http://machinedesign.com Control Design Guide for Next-Generation Machines http://machinedesign.com/iot/control-design-guide-next-generation-machines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Control Design Guide for Smart Machines White Paper explains the challenges machine builders face today and...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/control-design-guide-next-generation-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/control-design-guide-next-generation-machines#comments White Papers IoT Mechanical Drives Motion Control Motors/Drives Sensors Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:29:00 +0000 57211 at http://machinedesign.com Mechanically Driven Diaphragm Pumps for Use with Gases http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/mechanically-driven-diaphragm-pumps-use-gases-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by KNF Neuberger </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This 58-page booklet is intended to provide an overview of gas diaphragm pumps with mechanical drives, covering subjects such as their...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/mechanically-driven-diaphragm-pumps-use-gases-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/mechanically-driven-diaphragm-pumps-use-gases-0#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:59:00 +0000 52301 at http://machinedesign.com MD&M 2016 Post-Show Wrap-up http://machinedesign.com/blog/mdm-2016-post-show-wrap <div class="node-body blog-body">The Anaheim Convention Center is a great venue for a show, and MD&M West 2016 did not disappoint. Many companies were on hand presenting their wares, with plastic tubing, films, and medical-grade adhesives enjoying particular prominence. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/mdm-2016-post-show-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/mdm-2016-post-show-wrap#comments Manufacturing Equipment IoT Mechanical Drives Efficient Engineering Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:21:00 +0000 57451 at http://machinedesign.com “Thing Explainer” Book Breaks Down Science Using Common Words http://machinedesign.com/blog/thing-explainer-book-breaks-down-science-using-common-words <div class="node-body blog-body">Randall Monroe is a former NASA roboticist who wants to explain “complicated stuff in simple words.” He is the creator of the xkcd webcomic and a science blogger... </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/thing-explainer-book-breaks-down-science-using-common-words" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/thing-explainer-book-breaks-down-science-using-common-words#comments Defense Recreation Hydraulics Mechanical Drives Motion Control Engineers Assemble! Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:01:00 +0000 54331 at http://machinedesign.com LEVITEX REVOLUTIONIZES ENGINE SEALS http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/levitex-revolutionizes-engine-seals <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Freudenberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The European Union has set the goal of reducing overall CO2 emissions for newly registered cars to 95 g of CO2/km by the year 2020. Among other things, frictional losses in the</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/levitex-revolutionizes-engine-seals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/levitex-revolutionizes-engine-seals#comments Automotive White Papers Mechanical Drives Motors/Drives Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:06:00 +0000 53551 at http://machinedesign.com Bosch Rexroth Automation Open House: Smart Factory Tour http://machinedesign.com/iot/bosch-rexroth-automation-open-house-smart-factory-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine Design was invited out to tour Bosch Rexroth’s Open House, which highlighted its Smart Factory Industry 4.0 technology. The system communicates with engineers and plant managers via touchscreen interfaces, and also with other machines that are connected within the network. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/bosch-rexroth-automation-open-house-smart-factory-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/bosch-rexroth-automation-open-house-smart-factory-tour#comments Products Recent Items for Hannover Messe 2016 Controllers Hydraulics IoT Mechanical Drives Sensors News Hannover Messe 2016 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:24:00 +0000 52951 at http://machinedesign.com Finding the Right Motor-Gearbox Combination to Optimize Performance http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/finding-right-motor-gearbox-combination-optimize-performance <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Ametek </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When paired with a motor, gearboxes offer a number of mechanical and economic advantages. This white paper discusses the steps necessary to...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/finding-right-motor-gearbox-combination-optimize-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/finding-right-motor-gearbox-combination-optimize-performance#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Motors/Drives Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:08:00 +0000 52841 at http://machinedesign.com