Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en Screw Drive Survival and Actuator Life http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/screw-drive-survival-and-actuator-life <div class="field-byline"> Igor Glikin, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Tolomatic Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> A host of factors influence how long a screw actuator will operate properly. Here are some tips on accurately estimating how long that will be. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A host of factors influence how long a screw actuator will operate properly. Here are some tips on accurately estimating how long that will be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/screw-drive-survival-and-actuator-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/screw-drive-survival-and-actuator-life#comments Motion Control Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:42:00 +0000 41711 at http://machinedesign.com Roboticists and Biologists Learn from Sidewinder Rattlesnakes http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/roboticists-and-biologists-learn-sidewinder-rattlesnakes <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sidewinders teach biologists and roboticists a thing or two.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/roboticists-and-biologists-learn-sidewinder-rattlesnakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/roboticists-and-biologists-learn-sidewinder-rattlesnakes#comments Robotics Motion Control News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:44:00 +0000 41431 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Researchers studied sidewinder rattlesnakes moving up and across surfaces looking for insights into giving robots more mobility.&nbsp;</p> Rexroth Flex Profile for event-driven control of machine motion http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rexroth-flex-profile-event-driven-control-machine-motion <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fully realize the potential for integrating event-driven and objective-driven strategies into motion control schemes, optimizing automation beyond what’s possible with traditional electronic cams or</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rexroth-flex-profile-event-driven-control-machine-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rexroth-flex-profile-event-driven-control-machine-motion#comments White Papers Motion Control Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +0000 40781 at http://machinedesign.com How Adaptive Systems unlock big productivity gains http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-adaptive-systems-unlock-big-productivity-gains <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When manufacturers seek to increase throughput in an automation system, one issue they can quickly encounter is unwanted vibration. This useful and informative Technical Paper from</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-adaptive-systems-unlock-big-productivity-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/how-adaptive-systems-unlock-big-productivity-gains#comments White Papers Motion Control Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:57:00 +0000 40761 at http://machinedesign.com The Convergence e-book: The Future of Industrial Automation http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/convergence-e-book-future-industrial-automation <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by B&R Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Globalization is driving automation into emerging markets where standards and a skilled workforce don’t exist. Manufacturers need a strategy for international</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/convergence-e-book-future-industrial-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/convergence-e-book-future-industrial-automation#comments White Papers Linear Motion Motion Control Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:56:00 +0000 40591 at http://machinedesign.com Edge-Processing Machine Gets Good Controls http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/edge-processing-machine-gets-good-controls <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Axis Robotics Inc. does consulting and short-run manufacturing for semiconductor equipment. Recently, it built an edge-processing machine that operates like a three-axis CNC machine — but only for one specific operation. Controllers from AllMotion move three of the machine’s axes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/edge-processing-machine-gets-good-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/edge-processing-machine-gets-good-controls#comments Robotics Motion Control News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:12:00 +0000 40371 at http://machinedesign.com Applying Metal Bellows in Ultrahigh Vacuums http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/applying-metal-bellows-ultrahigh-vacuums <div class="field-byline"> Steve Oliphant, Servometer, Cedar Grove, N.J. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Metal bellows can handle harsh environments that other components can’t. That makes them candidates for use in semiconductor manufacturing to help control pressure, vacuum, or motion. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Semiconductor manufacturing facilities and other high-vacuum environments have a reputation for being tough on components. These settings involve exposure to corrosive conditions or media (gases and/or liquids), and the equipment used in such extremes has an extremely low tolerance for contamination. Metal bellows find wide use in these industries because of their repeatable positioning capabilities and ability to work in severe conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/applying-metal-bellows-ultrahigh-vacuums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/applying-metal-bellows-ultrahigh-vacuums#comments Motion Control Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:24:00 +0000 40091 at http://machinedesign.com Bell-Everman Rotary Stages Usher in Chair-Side Dental Crowns http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bell-everman-rotary-stages-usher-chair-side-dental-crowns <div class="node-body article-body">A compact milling machine for making ceramic dental crowns owes its small size and economical nature to the use of rotary rather than linear stages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bell-everman-rotary-stages-usher-chair-side-dental-crowns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bell-everman-rotary-stages-usher-chair-side-dental-crowns#comments Motion Control Motors/Drives Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 38861 at http://machinedesign.com Nano Positioning Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/nano-positioning-motion-control <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by PI (Physik Instrumente) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is nano positioning motion control (NPMC) and how did it come to the market? Was it the confluence of two or three technologies that made it possible? Or was it demand from industry that brought it about?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/nano-positioning-motion-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/nano-positioning-motion-control#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:23:00 +0000 38331 at http://machinedesign.com Improve the Productivity of Your Factory Automation Systems with Lightweight Gears and Actuators http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/improve-productivity-your-factory-automation-systems-lightweight-gears-and-actuators <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Harmonic Drive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After sliding from its peak more than 25 years ago, U.S. manufacturing appears to be on the way back. Factory automation is a critical element enabling</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/improve-productivity-your-factory-automation-systems-lightweight-gears-and-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/improve-productivity-your-factory-automation-systems-lightweight-gears-and-actuators#comments eBooks Motion Control Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:04:00 +0000 38241 at http://machinedesign.com