Motors/Drives http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8238/more en Selecting a Motor Drive System in 6 Easy Steps http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-motor-drive-system-6-easy-steps-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by maxon motors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Drive systems in any industry can be complicated to assess, as well as to choose the right components. Although there are more</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-motor-drive-system-6-easy-steps-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/selecting-motor-drive-system-6-easy-steps-0#comments Top 10 Tips Motors/Drives Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:26:00 +0000 68881 at http://machinedesign.com 4 Common Production-Line Problems: How Can Modern Motors Help? http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/4-common-production-line-problems-how-can-modern-motors-help <div class="field-deck"> The evolving motor market is experiencing an upswing in servomotors, modular design, connectivity, and safety features. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The evolving motor market is experiencing an upswing in servomotors, modular design, connectivity, and safety features.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/4-common-production-line-problems-how-can-modern-motors-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/4-common-production-line-problems-how-can-modern-motors-help#comments Motion Control Motors/Drives Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:10:00 +0000 69921 at http://machinedesign.com How to Select a Brushless DC Motor http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-select-brushless-dc-motor <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If an application requires high speed, quiet operation, low EMI and longevity, then...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-select-brushless-dc-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-select-brushless-dc-motor#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:24:00 +0000 45291 at http://machinedesign.com Stepper Motors: Microstepping Myths and Realities http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/stepper-motors-microstepping-myths-and-realities <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The lure of microstepping a two-phase stepper motor is compelling and the promise of increased resolution is enticing, so where’s the catch? </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/stepper-motors-microstepping-myths-and-realities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/stepper-motors-microstepping-myths-and-realities#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:44:00 +0000 49301 at http://machinedesign.com Misconceptions about Stepper Motors Explained http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/misconceptions-about-stepper-motors-explained <div class="field-byline"> Cabe Atwell </div> <div class="field-deck"> Understanding bipolar stepper motors will give engineers the confidence they need when selecting a driver. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even veteran engineers often suffer from a lot of misconceptions about stepper motors and how to drive them. This article will focus on clearing up just a few of these misunderstandings...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/misconceptions-about-stepper-motors-explained" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/misconceptions-about-stepper-motors-explained#comments Motors/Drives Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:14:00 +0000 69811 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design's Products of the Week (2/16-2/23) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-designs-products-week-216-223 <div class="node-body gallery-body">New products to market include programmable power sources, integrated steppers with a combined drive and motor unit, and an atomizing spray unit. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-designs-products-week-216-223" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-designs-products-week-216-223#comments Products Motors/Drives Gallery Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:49:00 +0000 69781 at http://machinedesign.com The Market Outlook for Motors and Drives through 2022 http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/market-outlook-motors-and-drives-through-2022 <div class="node-body article-body">The market for servo motors and drives is expected to grow from $10.26 billion in 2015 to $15.92 billion by 2022.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/market-outlook-motors-and-drives-through-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/market-outlook-motors-and-drives-through-2022#comments Motors/Drives Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:07:00 +0000 69761 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Biomechanics Brings Robotics to the Mobile Era http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/biomechanics-brings-robotics-mobile-era <div class="field-byline"> Carlos Gonzalez </div> <div class="field-deck"> Machine Design talks with Sangbae Kim, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, about his work on the MIT Cheetah. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sangbae Kim, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is leading the bio-robotic revolution with his work on the MIT Cheetah...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/biomechanics-brings-robotics-mobile-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/biomechanics-brings-robotics-mobile-era#comments Motors/Drives Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:09:00 +0000 69281 at http://machinedesign.com Ball-Screw Drunkenness: Debunking the Myth for Miniature Applications http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/ball-screw-drunkenness-debunking-myth-miniature-applications <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Johnson, Thomson Industries </div> <div class="field-deck"> Using a lead-accuracy measurement device can help reduce occurrences of erratic pitch error. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using a lead-accuracy measurement device can help reduce occurrences of erratic pitch error.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/ball-screw-drunkenness-debunking-myth-miniature-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/ball-screw-drunkenness-debunking-myth-miniature-applications#comments Fasteners Motors/Drives Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:36:00 +0000 69251 at http://machinedesign.com Simplify Embedded System Design With CompactRIO: The Ultimate Multipurpose Controller http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/simplify-embedded-system-design-compactrio-ultimate-multipurpose-controller <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designing control and I/O systems for industrial machinery and advanced equipment is no small task. 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