Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en 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 KUKA Robotics Chills Out with Cold-Weather Palletizing Robot Series http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/kuka-robotics-chills-out-cold-weather-palletizing-robot-series <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Debuting at Pack Expo 2014 (Booth #N-5247), KUKA Robotics has introduced its KR QUANTEC PA arctic Series of palletizing robots.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/kuka-robotics-chills-out-cold-weather-palletizing-robot-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/kuka-robotics-chills-out-cold-weather-palletizing-robot-series#comments Motion Control News Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:24:00 +0000 44491 at http://machinedesign.com 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 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