Motors/Drives http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8238/more en Modular Mechatronic System http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/modular-mechatronic-system <div class="node-body article-body">The ACOPOSmotor combines a servo motor and drive with additional safety technologies that can be integrated. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/modular-mechatronic-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/modular-mechatronic-system#comments Products Motors/Drives Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:50:00 +0000 41031 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of B&R Industrial Automation Corp. How to Save American Manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> William Killingsworth </div> <div class="field-deck"> U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. manufacturing has recently been characterized by the closing of big plants and a hemorrhaging of jobs. Here’s what it will take to turn things around. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing#comments Guest Commentary Manufacturing Equipment Materials Motors/Drives Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:24:00 +0000 40831 at http://machinedesign.com Hybrid Stepper-motor Controls http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/hybrid-stepper-motor-controls <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Schneider Electric Motion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">lectric motors are replacing fluid-power actuation where applications benefit from tight control of speed and precision positioning. However, even motors sometimes fall short. Here we look at </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/hybrid-stepper-motor-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/hybrid-stepper-motor-controls#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:54:00 +0000 40751 at http://machinedesign.com Temperature Effects on Motor Performance http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/temperature-effects-motor-performance <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Pittman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When applying DC motors to any type of application, temperature effects need to be considered in order to properly apply the motor. Depending on the</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/temperature-effects-motor-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/temperature-effects-motor-performance#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:51:00 +0000 40561 at http://machinedesign.com Specifying AC Gear Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/specifying-ac-gear-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Siemens </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How do gear motors affect the configuration of automation equipment? How do you size and configure AC gear motors for efficiency?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/specifying-ac-gear-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/specifying-ac-gear-motors#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:46:00 +0000 27361 at http://machinedesign.com Essentials of Test-Bed Design: Compensating for Impact in Fighter-Jet Refueling http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling <div class="node-body article-body">The Navy wanted a better way to test fighter jets’ aerial refueling components, because old setups didn’t accurately simulate the impact between a jet’s probe and the refueling drogue. So Moog CSA engineered a new test bed to more accurately simulate the forces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/essentials-test-bed-design-compensating-impact-fighter-jet-refueling#comments Defense Engineering Essentials Motors/Drives Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:08:00 +0000 39911 at http://machinedesign.com Linear Motor Free Piston Pumps http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MEDO USA Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What is the main difference between a piston pump and a diaphragm pump? What&#39;s the difference between linear motor pumps and conventional motor-driven pumps? Where are linear piston pumps used? What if the pressure exceeds the pump rated value?<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/linear-motor-free-piston-pumps#comments Design FAQs Motors/Drives Pneumatics Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:29:00 +0000 39701 at http://machinedesign.com High-torque synchronous drives http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/high-torque-synchronous-drives <div class="node-body article-body">The Dodge HT500 synchronous drive system offers high torque and low maintenance with less overhung load than V-belt drives. The HT500 belts offer longer life in wet/oily environments than their rubber counterparts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/high-torque-synchronous-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/high-torque-synchronous-drives#comments Products Motors/Drives Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0000 39571 at http://machinedesign.com Designing In-Hub Brushless Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors <div class="field-byline"> Lowell Christensen, Founder, Vice President of Engineering, TruTech Specialty Motors, Plymouth, Minn. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electric motors formatted to fit inside the wheel of a vehicle have their own special constraints that impact the design of propulsion systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In-hub motors have been widely used in bicycles and scooters and are now expanding into small electric transport carts and small recreational vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/designing-hub-brushless-motors#comments Automotive Motors/Drives Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:38:00 +0000 39441 at http://machinedesign.com Disguised 2015 F-150 Raced in the Baja 1000 http://machinedesign.com/disguised-2015-f-150-raced-baja-1000 <div class="node-body link-body">While under development, Ford disguised its 2015 F-150 truck as a 2014 model in order to run real-world benchmark testing in the grueling conditions of the Baja 1000 off-road race. </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/Disguised%202015%20F-150%20Raced%20in%20the%20Baja%201000.jpg?1404396631" /> </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/disguised-2015-f-150-raced-baja-1000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Motors/Drives Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:09:00 +0000 38941 at http://machinedesign.com