Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en A Basic Guide: How Feedback Encoder Devices Operate http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basic-guide-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Micromo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Feedback is used in closed loop systems in applications all over the world to control speed and/or position, and it has an important role in...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basic-guide-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basic-guide-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate#comments Motion Control Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:57:00 +0000 48071 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 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:04:00 +0000 38241 at http://machinedesign.com PLCs Over Microcontrollers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-over-microcontrollers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Unitronics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PLCs are fairly old-school, why use them over a microcontroller based option? Can UniStream connect with smartphones and tablets? Can UniStream interface with outside components?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-over-microcontrollers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-over-microcontrollers#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:14:00 +0000 47321 at http://machinedesign.com Simplify Motion Control With Integrated Motors http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/simplify-motion-control-integrated-motors-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Schneider Electric Motion USA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers today are faced with the challenge of creating machines that are more robust, smaller, less expensive, and more reliable. Designers who are not experts in</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/simplify-motion-control-integrated-motors-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/simplify-motion-control-integrated-motors-0#comments eBooks Motion Control Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 47311 at http://machinedesign.com Encoder Duo Comes in 64 Possible Configurations http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pittman’s small-diameter, low-profile E30C and E30D optical incremental encoders are available in 64 different configurations with two or three channels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/encoder-duo-comes-64-possible-configurations#comments Products Motion Control Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:25:00 +0000 47221 at http://machinedesign.com Motion Control Amplifiers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/motion-control-amplifiers-1 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by PMD </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What’s a motion control amplifier? What components go into a motion system? Are motion control amplifiers analog or digital?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/motion-control-amplifiers-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/motion-control-amplifiers-1#comments Design FAQs Motion Control Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:04:00 +0000 46891 at http://machinedesign.com Mechanical Duck Wings http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-duck-wings <div class="node-body link-body">If it flaps like a duck...it must be a duck! Optimal Design's engineers were tasked with designing a mechanism that would capture the organic motion of a mallard's wings.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/MechanicalDuckVideoPromo.png?1424700055" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-duck-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Motion Control Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:59:00 +0000 46621 at http://machinedesign.com New Software Helps Control Your Industrial Robot http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/new-software-helps-control-your-industrial-robot <div class="node-body article-body">New software update lets developers program their robots online</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/new-software-helps-control-your-industrial-robot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/new-software-helps-control-your-industrial-robot#comments Products Motion Control Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:35:00 +0000 46301 at http://machinedesign.com The Softer Side of Exoskeletons http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons <div class="node-body article-body">Can a pair of pants help soldiers lift more and walk farther?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/softer-side-exoskeletons#comments Defense Motion Control Sensors Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:27:00 +0000 45701 at http://machinedesign.com The Rise of the Exoskeletons http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rise-exoskeletons <div class="field-deck"> Trends in sensors, power supplies, batteries, and other technologies are bringing even more potential to the field of developing exoskeletons. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trends in sensors, power supplies, batteries, and other technologies are bringing even more potential to the field of developing exoskeletons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rise-exoskeletons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/rise-exoskeletons#comments Motion Control Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:07:00 +0000 45411 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A paramedic uses the help from Strong Arm technologies V-22 passive exoskeleton vest to reduce injuries while lifting a patient into the ambulance.</p>