Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en 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 Flight Simulators Go from Hydraulics to All-Electric http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/flight-simulators-go-hydraulics-all-electric <div class="field-byline"> Charles Bartel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electric actuators and components have replaced hydraulics in flight simulators, making them more energy efficient and easier to maintain. But going from hydraulics to electric actuation posed a number of engineering challenges — among them, handling heavier payloads, providing smooth motion, ensuring safety, and preventing unwanted noise. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Flight simulators go from hydraulics to all-electric.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/flight-simulators-go-hydraulics-all-electric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/flight-simulators-go-hydraulics-all-electric#comments Motion Control Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 38151 at http://machinedesign.com PLCopen 4: Blurring the Lines between PLC, Robot, and Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcopen-4-blurring-lines-between-plc-robot-and-motion-control <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Yaskawa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More and more end users are asking for robots, motion controllers, and PLC’s to be programmed in familiar PLC languages. These languages are easier for</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcopen-4-blurring-lines-between-plc-robot-and-motion-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcopen-4-blurring-lines-between-plc-robot-and-motion-control#comments White Papers Motion Control Thu, 29 May 2014 17:07:00 +0000 37911 at http://machinedesign.com Designing Your First PackML Implementation for Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-your-first-packml-implementation-motion-control <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Yaskawa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper from Yaskawa America, Inc. provides three key design decisions to consider to implement PackML for</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-your-first-packml-implementation-motion-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/designing-your-first-packml-implementation-motion-control#comments White Papers Motion Control Thu, 29 May 2014 16:54:00 +0000 37901 at http://machinedesign.com Demystifying Ball Spline Specs http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/demystifying-ball-spline-specs <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Place a recirculating-ball bushing on a shaft and what do you get? Frictionless movement of the shaft. But, create grooves along the axial length of the shaft that correspond to the radius </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/demystifying-ball-spline-specs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/demystifying-ball-spline-specs#comments White Papers Linear Motion Motion Control Tue, 06 May 2014 14:31:00 +0000 37251 at http://machinedesign.com Factors To Consider When Choosing A Crossed Roller Bearing http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/factors-consider-when-choosing-crossed-roller-bearing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technical achievements in microprocessor manufacturing, diagnostic equipment and automation have demanded increasingly more precise motion control. Whether it’s wafer</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/factors-consider-when-choosing-crossed-roller-bearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/factors-consider-when-choosing-crossed-roller-bearing#comments White Papers Linear Motion Motion Control Tue, 06 May 2014 14:08:00 +0000 37261 at http://machinedesign.com CANopen for Small Drives http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/canopen-small-drives <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Maxon Motor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Why use CANbus in machinery? How are actuators synchronized on a CANbus? What kind of position control puts the least load on the CANbus?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/canopen-small-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/canopen-small-drives#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:20:00 +0000 37081 at http://machinedesign.com Air Champ® Air-Actuated Clutches and Brakes vs. Electrically-Actuated Clutches and Brakes - A Comparative Analysis http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/air-champ-air-actuated-clutches-and-brakes-vs-electrically-actuated-clutches-and-brak <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Nexen </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nexen Group, Inc. identified five key performance- related and cost-saving advantages of</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/air-champ-air-actuated-clutches-and-brakes-vs-electrically-actuated-clutches-and-brak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/air-champ-air-actuated-clutches-and-brakes-vs-electrically-actuated-clutches-and-brak#comments White Papers Motion Control Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:35:00 +0000 36821 at http://machinedesign.com