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Jul 14, 2016
Simple Electromechanical Solutions for Machine Design
When considering how to move products and actuate mechanisms, machine designers have a vast array of actuators to choose from. Designers often consider......
Jun 23, 2016
Rolling-Ring Drives Now Have Adjustable Pitch
A pitch control lever lets users change the linear pitch of Amacoil's rolling-ring drives independently of the drive motor speed or other controls....
Jun 17, 2016
Navigating The Complexities of Motion Systems From Definition to Completion
This white paper will serve as a guide to understanding some of the basic motion control options from components to......
Jun 16, 2016
Advancing Toward Safer Automation Design
Progress made in safety regulations and standards, along with product safety features, helps ease integration of safety methods for motion-control systems....
Jun 15, 2016
Surface-Texture Cilia 3D-Printed to 50-Micron Resolution
Cilllia software leverages the micron resolution of a commercially available 3D-printer to create hairy and texturized surfaces....
Jun 9, 2016
What to Look for When Choosing Holding Brakes
Engineers must sort through multiple properties and other considerations when selecting a holding brake for their rotating-equipment designs....
May 24, 2016
Has the PLC Met Its Match?
Limitations and data requirements surrounding programmable logic controllers are leading companies to ask whether PLCs are the best options for their designs....
May 23, 2016
FAQ's on Thermal Actuators
How can one describe a thermal actuator and how does it function? What are the operating condition......
May 4, 2016
Linear Actuators Accelerate Motion-System Design
Bishop-Wisecarver's LoPro linear actuators help boost acceleration in motion-system designs....
May 3, 2016
PLCs, PCs, and PACs: When the Lines in Motion Control Become Blurred
Asking the right questions early simplifies optimizing your next motion control system....
May 3, 2016
Selecting an Electric Screw Actuator and Estimating Its Service Life
What electric actuator technologies are most often used in industrial linear motion systems? What are the least and most......
Apr 29, 2016
Greater Margins for Linear Encoder Tolerances
Modern linear encoders for machining centers in automated large-batch production contribute to reduced production costs....
Apr 22, 2016
Selecting a Lubricant for Ball Screws
Using the right lubricant on a ball screw extends its life and improves performance while keeping contaminants at bay....
Apr 11, 2016
Pressure Velocity and Leadscrew Assemblies
Pressure velocity (PV) is a property of plastics. PV values should be considered to make decisions on......
Apr 11, 2016
Stepper Motor Linear Actuators 101
Converting rotary to linear motion can be accomplished by several......
Apr 7, 2016
PLCs Over Microcontrollers
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?...
Apr 7, 2016
Control Schemes for Dealing with Nonlinear Mechanics
There are many challenges when designing a motion control system. One challenge that can overwhelm many engineers is......
Mar 25, 2016
Pneumatic Cylinder Designed to Stay Clean
With an eye on hygiene, Aventics' new mini pneumatic cylinder was designed using roll-in geometry for its cover to prevent dirt accumulation....
Mar 18, 2016
How to Determine When a Magnetic Encoder Module Might Be Right for YOUR Application
Before determining if a magnetic encoder module is right for your application, there are some important factors to consider....
Mar 8, 2016
Basics of Getting the Right Fit between Linear Bushings and Shafts
The right fit can be loose or tight or somewhere in between, depending on the application....
Mar 2, 2016
What’s the Difference Between Friction and Regenerative Car Brakes?
Here's a closer look at conventional friction car brakes and how electric vehicles regain energy with regenerative brakes....
Feb 26, 2016
Machine Design’s Products of the Week (2/22-2/29)
This bi-weekly product gallery includes the news products on the market including four-axes motion controllers and double-acting portable hydraulic pumps.
Feb 18, 2016
Lead Screw Uses Plastic Nut to Eliminate Lubrication
Lead screws from igus, Providence, R.I., use high-performance self-lubricating plastic material nuts, eliminating the need for lubrication and making the motion-control devices suitable for clean rooms and other hygienic environments....
Feb 16, 2016
Demystifying Ball Spline Specs
Place a recirculating-ball bushing on a shaft and what do you get? Frictionless movement of the shaft. But, create grooves along the axial length of the shaft that correspond to the radius...
Feb 11, 2016
Enhancing Ethernet for Industrial Applications
This article looks at how enhancements to Ethernet help it meet stringent industrial networking requirements....
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