Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en PLCs Over Microcontrollers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-over-microcontrollers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Unitronics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PLCs are fairly old-school, why use them over a microcontroller based option? Can UniStream connect with smartphones and tablets? Can UniStream interface with outside components?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-over-microcontrollers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-over-microcontrollers#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:14:00 +0000 47321 at http://machinedesign.com Simplify Motion Control With Integrated Motors http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/simplify-motion-control-integrated-motors-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Schneider Electric Motion USA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers today are faced with the challenge of creating machines that are more robust, smaller, less expensive, and more reliable. Designers who are not experts in</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/simplify-motion-control-integrated-motors-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/simplify-motion-control-integrated-motors-0#comments eBooks Motion Control Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 47311 at http://machinedesign.com Encoder Duo Comes in 64 Possible Configurations http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pittman’s small-diameter, low-profile E30C and E30D optical incremental encoders are available in 64 different configurations with two or three channels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations#comments Products Motion Control Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 47221 at http://machinedesign.com Motion Control Amplifiers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/motion-control-amplifiers-1 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by PMD </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What’s a motion control amplifier? What components go into a motion system? Are motion control amplifiers analog or digital?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/motion-control-amplifiers-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/motion-control-amplifiers-1#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:04:00 +0000 46891 at http://machinedesign.com Mechanical Duck Wings http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-duck-wings <div class="node-body link-body">If it flaps like a duck...it must be a duck! Optimal Design's engineers were tasked with designing a mechanism that would capture the organic motion of a mallard's wings.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/MechanicalDuckVideoPromo.png?1424700055" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-duck-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Motion Control Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:59:00 +0000 46621 at http://machinedesign.com New Software Helps Control Your Industrial Robot http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/new-software-helps-control-your-industrial-robot <div class="node-body article-body">New software update lets developers program their robots online</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/new-software-helps-control-your-industrial-robot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/new-software-helps-control-your-industrial-robot#comments Products Motion Control Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:35:00 +0000 46301 at http://machinedesign.com The Softer Side of Exoskeletons http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons <div class="node-body article-body">Can a pair of pants help soldiers lift more and walk farther?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons#comments Defense Motion Control Sensors Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:27:00 +0000 45701 at http://machinedesign.com The Rise of the Exoskeletons http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rise-exoskeletons <div class="field-deck"> Trends in sensors, power supplies, batteries, and other technologies are bringing even more potential to the field of developing exoskeletons. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trends in sensors, power supplies, batteries, and other technologies are bringing even more potential to the field of developing exoskeletons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rise-exoskeletons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rise-exoskeletons#comments Motion Control Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:07:00 +0000 45411 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A paramedic uses the help from Strong Arm technologies V-22 passive exoskeleton vest to reduce injuries while lifting a patient into the ambulance.</p> AN ENCODER REVOLUTION: FIELD PROGRAMMABILITY - Optical and Resolver Encoders for Industrial Control Systems http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-revolution-field-programmability-optical-and-resolver-encoders-industrial-con <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by AVG </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Encoders are used in mechanical motion applications to determine the position, speed and direction. Many of industrial control systems today need to be able to get the position and speed feedback in rugged environments in order to operate. Such applications/industries include:</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-revolution-field-programmability-optical-and-resolver-encoders-industrial-con" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-revolution-field-programmability-optical-and-resolver-encoders-industrial-con#comments White Papers Motion Control Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:28:00 +0000 45301 at http://machinedesign.com Electric Simulation Table Features 8 Degrees of Freedom http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For use in fluid tank tests, Moog has released an 8 DOF (Degrees of Freedom) Electric Simulation table, which features a 2 DOF tilt table for capturing events that require larger angular motions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/electric-simulation-table-features-8-degrees-freedom#comments Products Motion Control Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:48:00 +0000 45201 at http://machinedesign.com