Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en Sprockets 101 http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/sprockets-101 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Martin Sprocket </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are sprockets and where are they used? What should I look for when specifying a sprocket? How do I get the right...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/sprockets-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/sprockets-101#comments Design FAQs Mechanical Drives Motion Control Thu, 21 May 2015 20:15:00 +0000 48941 at http://machinedesign.com Electropneumatic Valves: A Better Option for Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/electropneumatic-valves-better-option-motion-control <div class="field-byline"> Steve Vincent and John Bridges, AVENTICS Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Engineers looking for quick and accurate positioning need to consider electropneumatic control. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s manufacturers routinely demand exacting precision and split-second timing from their high-speed production systems. And that has automation engineers constantly on the lookout for cost-effective ways to improve positioning control and accuracy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/electropneumatic-valves-better-option-motion-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/electropneumatic-valves-better-option-motion-control#comments Manufacturing Equipment Motion Control Pneumatics Thu, 21 May 2015 18:56:00 +0000 49031 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: RoboUniverse 2015 Tech Show http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the month of May, Machine Design attended the RoboUniverse Conference &amp; Expo in New York City.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/gallery-robouniverse-2015-tech-show#comments Robotics Motion Control Gallery Tue, 19 May 2015 14:39:00 +0000 48901 at http://machinedesign.com Incremental Encoder Signals http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/incremental-encoder-signals <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Ametek/Pittman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding incremental encoder signal options and their use will help insure critical position accuracy in motion control applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/incremental-encoder-signals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/incremental-encoder-signals#comments White Papers Motion Control Mon, 18 May 2015 15:29:00 +0000 48851 at http://machinedesign.com Closed-Loop Steppers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by ElectroCraft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers apply the term “closed-loop stepper” to a wide array of controls. Here, we’ll spell out how the...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/closed-loop-steppers#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Wed, 06 May 2015 18:02:00 +0000 48661 at http://machinedesign.com Handbook and Application Guide for High-Performance Brushless Servo Systems http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/handbook-and-application-guide-high-performance-brushless-servo-systems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by ElectroCraft </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This updated handbook provides a technical overview of the components, theory, and interaction of brushless motion control systems plus a helpful guide outlining the...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/handbook-and-application-guide-high-performance-brushless-servo-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/handbook-and-application-guide-high-performance-brushless-servo-systems#comments eBooks Motion Control Wed, 06 May 2015 17:54:00 +0000 48651 at http://machinedesign.com Five Heavy-Duty Gantry Alternatives http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/five-heavy-duty-gantry-alternatives <div class="field-byline"> Brian Burke, Bishop-Wisecarver Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Save time and money with these five highly configurable products, all of which can be used in linear motion guided gantry configurations for factory floor automation in place of high cost multi-axis robots.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/five-heavy-duty-gantry-alternatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/five-heavy-duty-gantry-alternatives#comments Motion Control Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:46:00 +0000 48441 at http://machinedesign.com Linear Motion For Packaging Machines http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/linear-motion-packaging-machines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by IKO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the productivity-driven packaging industry, there are many possible sources of downtime. You can eliminate many of them by selecting failure...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/linear-motion-packaging-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/linear-motion-packaging-machines#comments White Papers Motion Control Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:46:00 +0000 48221 at http://machinedesign.com Pallets Move on Customizable Conveyor http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor <div class="node-body article-body">The new 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor platform from Dorner Mfg. can now be equipped with pallet-handling options to provide accurate positioning and routing of parts for assembly, robotic, and inspection applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/pallets-move-customizable-conveyor#comments What's Inside? Motion Control Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:18:00 +0000 48321 at http://machinedesign.com A Closer Look at Motors for Motion http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion <div class="field-deck"> Several differentiating factors influence the choice of motor for robotics, medical, packaging, and other motion-control applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An overview on the different types of motors used in robotics, medical, packing, and other motion-control industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/closer-look-motors-motion#comments Products Medical Packaging Robotics Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:09:00 +0000 48201 at http://machinedesign.com