Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en Eliminate Lubrication, Vibration and Noise From Your Gearing http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/eliminate-lubrication-vibration-and-noise-your-gearing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Intech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Of all the technologies driving advances in medical imaging, motion components may not seem all that important. Yet gears, rollers and</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/eliminate-lubrication-vibration-and-noise-your-gearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/eliminate-lubrication-vibration-and-noise-your-gearing#comments White Papers Motion Control Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:51:00 +0000 36561 at http://machinedesign.com Powercore Bearings Reduce Noise & Stop Sliding Door Failures http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/powercore-bearings-reduce-noise-stop-sliding-door-failures <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Intech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sliding door rollers tend to be minor component in the context of expensive architectural, industrial, transportation, and medical systems, so</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/powercore-bearings-reduce-noise-stop-sliding-door-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/powercore-bearings-reduce-noise-stop-sliding-door-failures#comments White Papers Motion Control Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:49:00 +0000 36551 at http://machinedesign.com Learn How To Stop Cam Wear On High Speed Machines http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/learn-how-stop-cam-wear-high-speed-machines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Intech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High-speed production machines often have one or more cam-driven motion systems. And when those cams wear prematurely, downtime and maintenance</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/learn-how-stop-cam-wear-high-speed-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/learn-how-stop-cam-wear-high-speed-machines#comments White Papers Motion Control Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:44:00 +0000 36541 at http://machinedesign.com Advanced Fiber Alignment Engines for Photonic Packaging Automation http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/advanced-fiber-alignment-engines-photonic-packaging-automation <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Physik Instrumente </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silicon photonics is the buzzword of the future. As the fiber-optic industry picks up steam, process engineers ask</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/advanced-fiber-alignment-engines-photonic-packaging-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/advanced-fiber-alignment-engines-photonic-packaging-automation#comments White Papers Motion Control Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:00 +0000 35791 at http://machinedesign.com Piezo Mechanisms in Optics and Laser Technology http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/piezo-mechanisms-optics-and-laser-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Physik Instrumente </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Laser technology is crucial for the advancement of many high tech fields from aerospace to medical diagnostics. The delivery of</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/piezo-mechanisms-optics-and-laser-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/piezo-mechanisms-optics-and-laser-technology#comments White Papers Motion Control Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:31:00 +0000 35781 at http://machinedesign.com Using Piezo Actuators for Precision Motion Control Applications http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/using-piezo-actuators-precision-motion-control-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Physik Instrumente </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Piezo actuators are the gold standard when it comes to precision, speed and force in a small package. To make them more accessible for</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/using-piezo-actuators-precision-motion-control-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/using-piezo-actuators-precision-motion-control-applications#comments White Papers Motion Control Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:34:00 +0000 35771 at http://machinedesign.com Absolute encoders let water cannon douse flames accurately http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/absolute-encoders-let-water-cannon-douse-flames-accurately <div class="node-body article-body">Water cannons, called monitors in the firefighting industry, allow firefighters direct water by aiming a spray nozzle mounted on a set of swivels to allow both horizontal and vertical motion. Elkhart Brass manufactures over 20 models of monitors such as their Sidewinder unit. Sidewinders can be remotely controlled from up to a quarter-mile away using RF communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/absolute-encoders-let-water-cannon-douse-flames-accurately" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/absolute-encoders-let-water-cannon-douse-flames-accurately#comments Motion Control Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:03:00 +0000 33771 at http://machinedesign.com Conveyor motor in a drum http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/conveyor-motor-drum <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Drum motor from <a href="http://www.vandergraaf.com" target="_blank"><strong>Van Der Graaf, </strong></a>Shelby Township, Mich. is a one-component conveyor drive with the ac-induction motor, gear drive, and all moving parts enclosed in a rugged drum. The motor and gears operate in a sealed oil bath, ensuring proper lubrication. Heat from the motor and gears also gets transferred through the oil to the drum where it is dissipated by the moving conveyor belt.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/conveyor-motor-drum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/conveyor-motor-drum#comments Motion Control Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:30:00 +0000 33231 at http://machinedesign.com Review of features on actuators that resist washdown http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/review-features-actuators-resist-washdown <div class="field-byline"> Aaron Dietrich, Electric Products Manager, Tolomatic Inc., Hamel, Minn. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Actuators used where food is processed need smooth edges, special seals, and other features that help keep food safe. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Today, automated plants subject to the most-stringent USDA regulations process dairy, meat, and eggs. But even plants not under USDA jurisdiction (such as bakeries and bottling centers) still follow general USDA guidelines. The machines in such facilities have actuators that often get coated in food spills, drips, and spatters that attract dust, bacteria, and fungi. So, the actuators need regular cleaning.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/review-features-actuators-resist-washdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/review-features-actuators-resist-washdown#comments Motion Control Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:05:00 +0000 32831 at http://machinedesign.com The difference between Cartesian, six-axis, and SCARA robots http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/difference-between-cartesian-six-axis-and-scara-robots <div class="field-byline"> Richard Vaughn, Senior Automation Engineer, Mechatronics, Bosch Rexroth Corp., Charlotte, N.C. • Edited by Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Robots automate high-volume manufacturing lines as well as small-scale operations. Here’s how Cartesian robots compare with the other two types of robots. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The use of Cartesian and six-axis robots, as well as selective-compliance-articulated robot arms (SCARAs) is on the rise. They automate tasks to accelerate cycle times and increase throughput. Advanced controls make the robots user-friendlier than ever, with fewer backend-programming requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/difference-between-cartesian-six-axis-and-scara-robots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/difference-between-cartesian-six-axis-and-scara-robots#comments Motion Control Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:31:00 +0000 32511 at http://machinedesign.com