Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8237/more en A Short History on Ball Screws http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/short-history-ball-screws <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Gretz, Steinmeyer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ball screws date all the way back to the late 19th century, when an engineer placed ball bearings inside the nut threads to reduce friction. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/short-history-ball-screws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/short-history-ball-screws#comments Motion Control Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:00:00 +0000 57311 at http://machinedesign.com Ball-Screw Design: The Advantages of Internal Ball Returns http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/ball-screw-design-advantages-internal-ball-returns <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Gretz, Steinmeyer Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Exterior tube returns create noise, slow the balls down, and cause jams. They are also a source of lubrication leaks. Internal returns solve all these problems and much more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Exterior tube returns create noise, slow the balls down, and cause jams. They are also a source of lubrication leaks. Internal returns solve all these problems and much more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/ball-screw-design-advantages-internal-ball-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/ball-screw-design-advantages-internal-ball-returns#comments Engineering Essentials Motion Control Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:21:00 +0000 57291 at http://machinedesign.com BWG Inks North American Distribution Deal with T RACE http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bwg-inks-north-american-distribution-deal-t-race <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a family of WBENC-certified companies offering guidance solutions, contract specialty manufacturing, and mechatronic-based engineering services, has signed an agreement with T RACE, a European manufacturer of linear guides and telescopic slides.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bwg-inks-north-american-distribution-deal-t-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bwg-inks-north-american-distribution-deal-t-race#comments Defense Manufacturing Equipment Medical Motion Control News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:29:00 +0000 57161 at http://machinedesign.com Newest Motion Controllers Expand Applications http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/newest-motion-controllers-expand-applications <div class="field-byline"> Bill Savela, Delta Computer Systems </div> <div class="field-deck"> Delta Computer Systems takes us through some of the latest advances in motion controllers by analyzing modern industry applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Computer Systems takes us through some of the latest advances in motion controllers by analyzing modern industry applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/newest-motion-controllers-expand-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/newest-motion-controllers-expand-applications#comments Products Controllers Motion Control Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:59:00 +0000 57171 at http://machinedesign.com Bosch Rexroth Showcases Automation, Assembly Advances http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bosch-rexroth-showcases-automation-assembly-advances <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bosch Rexroth will present its latest technology for automation and assembly at the 2016 Automation Technology Expo West. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bosch-rexroth-showcases-automation-assembly-advances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bosch-rexroth-showcases-automation-assembly-advances#comments Manufacturing Equipment Motion Control Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:31:00 +0000 57091 at http://machinedesign.com At Pacific Design, Robotic Solutions Are in the Spotlight http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pacific-design-robotic-solutions-are-spotlight <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At this week’s Pacific Design and Manufacturing trade show, igus will have a range of engineered plastic solutions for advanced manufacturing in booth 3889....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pacific-design-robotic-solutions-are-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/pacific-design-robotic-solutions-are-spotlight#comments Robotics Motion Control Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:30:00 +0000 56921 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Linear Slide Tables http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus® </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slide tables can precisely position or move a variety of payloads. These off-the-shelf, pre-assembled tables let companies eliminate the need to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables#comments Basics of Design Motion Control Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:06:00 +0000 56071 at http://machinedesign.com “Thing Explainer” Book Breaks Down Science Using Common Words http://machinedesign.com/blog/thing-explainer-book-breaks-down-science-using-common-words <div class="node-body blog-body">Randall Monroe is a former NASA roboticist who wants to explain “complicated stuff in simple words.” He is the creator of the xkcd webcomic and a science blogger... </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/engineers-assemble">Engineers Assemble!</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/thing-explainer-book-breaks-down-science-using-common-words" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/thing-explainer-book-breaks-down-science-using-common-words#comments Defense Recreation Hydraulics Mechanical Drives Motion Control Engineers Assemble! Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:01:00 +0000 54331 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, 16 Dec 2015 19:02:00 +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, 16 Dec 2015 18:54:00 +0000 48651 at http://machinedesign.com