Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en Machine Design’s Products of the Week (8/24-8/31) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine Design's newest Products of the Week gallery features compact XY Stages, control knobs, and absolute-position rotary encoders, along with other technologies on the market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-824-831#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Fasteners Motion Control Motors/Drives Pneumatics Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:56:00 +0000 51321 at http://machinedesign.com Building a Better Caster http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/building-better-caster <div class="node-body article-body">Can a wheeled caster really save money?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/building-better-caster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/building-better-caster#comments Motion Control Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:40:00 +0000 51361 at http://machinedesign.com Lead Screws 101 - A Basic Guide to Implementing a Lead Screw Assembly for Any Design http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/lead-screws-101-basic-guide-implementing-lead-screw-assembly-any-design-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Ametek </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concepts discussed in this white paper cover the basics and provide a solid foundation to design a successful...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/lead-screws-101-basic-guide-implementing-lead-screw-assembly-any-design-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/lead-screws-101-basic-guide-implementing-lead-screw-assembly-any-design-0#comments White Papers Motion Control Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:40:00 +0000 51021 at http://machinedesign.com Navigating The Complexities of Motion Systems From Definition to Completion http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/navigating-complexities-motion-systems-definition-completion <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Ametek </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper will serve as a guide to understanding some of the basic motion control options from components to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/navigating-complexities-motion-systems-definition-completion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/navigating-complexities-motion-systems-definition-completion#comments White Papers Motion Control Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:24:00 +0000 51011 at http://machinedesign.com Simulation Table's Bearings Support High Loads http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulation-tables-bearings-support-high-loads <div class="node-body article-body">A hydraulic simulation table designed by Moog Inc.can handle loads up to 1,500 lb. and vibrate at up to 100 Hz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulation-tables-bearings-support-high-loads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fea-and-simulation/simulation-tables-bearings-support-high-loads#comments FEA and Simulation Hydraulics Motion Control Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:51:00 +0000 50771 at http://machinedesign.com Plethora of Options Enriches Drive Customization http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/plethora-options-enriches-drive-customization <div class="node-body article-body">Maxon Motor allows engineers to customize their own Maxon DC drive by providing a variety of options for motors, gears, and encoders. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/plethora-options-enriches-drive-customization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/plethora-options-enriches-drive-customization#comments Mechanical Drives Motion Control Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:27:00 +0000 50741 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Spur, Helical, Bevel, and Worm Gears? http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-spur-helical-bevel-and-worm-gears <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some basic types of gears and how they are different from each other. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-spur-helical-bevel-and-worm-gears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-difference-between/what-s-difference-between-spur-helical-bevel-and-worm-gears#comments What's the Difference Between... Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:20:00 +0000 50731 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Vision Lets People Get Close to Robots http://machinedesign.com/sensors/machine-vision-lets-people-get-close-robots <div class="field-deck"> Machines turn the cameras on the employees for safety—a move that is paying off. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Giving machines environmental awareness improves productivity and worker safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/machine-vision-lets-people-get-close-robots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/machine-vision-lets-people-get-close-robots#comments Motion Control Sensors Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:40:00 +0000 50691 at http://machinedesign.com 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