Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en 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 How Belt Drives Impact Overhung Load http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-belt-drives-impact-overhung-load <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s belt drive systems are capable of transmitting enormous power in a compact space. What impact does this load-carrying capacity have on the shafts and bearings of speed reducers attached</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-belt-drives-impact-overhung-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-belt-drives-impact-overhung-load#comments White Papers Motion Control Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:00:00 +0000 44631 at http://machinedesign.com Designing Drives for a Competitive Edge http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-drives-competitive-edge <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re an electromechanical engineer who designs power transmission or motion control systems for industrial equipment, you face a challenge. You must adopt new technologies to remain competitive. Download this</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-drives-competitive-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-drives-competitive-edge#comments White Papers Motion Control Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:52:00 +0000 44621 at http://machinedesign.com Energy Savings from Synchronous Belts http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/energy-savings-synchronous-belts <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Synchronous belt drives operate so efficiently that they enable up to 5% energy savings, while also reducing maintenance and downtime across applications. Read this Gates paper for a comparison of V-belts and</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/energy-savings-synchronous-belts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/energy-savings-synchronous-belts#comments White Papers Motion Control Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:46:00 +0000 44611 at http://machinedesign.com Tray Former Demonstrates Good Things Come in Small Packages http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/tray-former-demonstrates-good-things-come-small-packages <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the introduction of its model TF-100 at Pack Expo 2014, IPak demonstrated that advanced technology and high quality, aesthetically pleasing tray packages can be compressed into limited floor space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/tray-former-demonstrates-good-things-come-small-packages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/tray-former-demonstrates-good-things-come-small-packages#comments Motion Control News Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:44:00 +0000 44571 at http://machinedesign.com Top-Load Case Packer Boosts End-of-Line Productivity http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/top-load-case-packer-boosts-end-line-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pack Expo 2014 saw the introduction of the Raptor top-load case packer from Edson Packaging Machinery. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/top-load-case-packer-boosts-end-line-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/top-load-case-packer-boosts-end-line-productivity#comments Motion Control News Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:03:00 +0000 44541 at http://machinedesign.com Flexible “High-Performance” Robots Tackle Tough Industrial Tasks http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/flexible-high-performance-robots-tackle-tough-industrial-tasks <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yaskawa Motoman’s HP-series “High-Performance” robots leverage full six-axis flexibility to perform complex handling motions and other operations in a multi-function workcell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/flexible-high-performance-robots-tackle-tough-industrial-tasks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/flexible-high-performance-robots-tackle-tough-industrial-tasks#comments Controllers Packaging Motion Control Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:31:00 +0000 44501 at http://machinedesign.com