Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en Design Low-Cost Actuators for Harsh Environments http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments <div class="field-byline"> Tom Baric, Parker Hannifin Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One way to adjust a motion-control system to fit a certain application is by incorporating a proper blend of actuators that meet high performance and environmental standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments#comments Linear Motion Materials Motion Control Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:30:00 +0000 49901 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between a Motor and a Drive? http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/what-s-difference-between-motor-and-drive <div class="node-body article-body">A motor is the mechanical or electrical device that generates the rotational or linear force used to power a machine. A drive is the electronic device that harnesses and controls the electrical energy sent to the motor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/what-s-difference-between-motor-and-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/what-s-difference-between-motor-and-drive#comments Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:12:00 +0000 49881 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting the Best Electric Drive http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive <div class="field-deck"> Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-best-electric-drive#comments Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Linear Motion Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:23:00 +0000 49871 at http://machinedesign.com Adaptive Nonlinear Algorithm Optimizes Servo Control http://machinedesign.com/controllers/adaptive-nonlinear-algorithm-optimizes-servo-control <div class="field-byline"> Yves Villaret, Servotronix Motion Control </div> <div class="field-deck"> Get faster, more precise motion with fewer unwanted oscillations and overshoots, thanks to a new algorithm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers can improve servo control by using a new adaptive and nonlinear control algorithm</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/adaptive-nonlinear-algorithm-optimizes-servo-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/adaptive-nonlinear-algorithm-optimizes-servo-control#comments Controllers Motion Control Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:40:00 +0000 49581 at http://machinedesign.com Squeeze Handle Permits One-Hand Actuation http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/squeeze-handle-permits-one-hand-actuation <div class="node-body article-body">The AC-50 Squeeze Handle Actuator enables one-hand squeeze operation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/squeeze-handle-permits-one-hand-actuation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/squeeze-handle-permits-one-hand-actuation#comments Motion Control Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:17:00 +0000 49481 at http://machinedesign.com Reborn Relays Play Key Roles in Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/reborn-relays-play-key-roles-control <div class="field-byline"> Steve Massie, Product Manager, IDEC </div> <div class="field-deck"> High demand for programmable logic controllers and smart relays hasn’t sidelined the simple relay, which has become essential in aiding and protecting motion-control systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Simple relays are finding a new purpose among the smart relays, PLCs, and PACs that are replacing them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/reborn-relays-play-key-roles-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/reborn-relays-play-key-roles-control#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Motion Control Sensors Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:34:00 +0000 49411 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design's Products of the Week (6/1-6/8) http://machinedesign.com/medical/machine-designs-products-week-61-68 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out Machine Design's new product round-up!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/machine-designs-products-week-61-68" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/machine-designs-products-week-61-68#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Medical Fasteners Linear Motion Motion Control Motors/Drives Pneumatics Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:28:00 +0000 49361 at http://machinedesign.com 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="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