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....More
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.
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....More
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...More
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...More
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....More
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....More