Motors/Drives http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8238/more en 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 Ford Uses Robotic Driver for Durability Testing http://machinedesign.com/ford-uses-robotic-driver-durability-testing <div class="node-body link-body">Ford's Jeff Bledsoe showed us how they perform durability testing on their newest transit van at their Dearborn test track. The catch? We were just along for the ride - no one was actually in the driver's seat. They're using an autonomous robotic system to save their drivers from having to endure the physical strain that comes from long hours of testing on rugged roads.</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/Ford%20Uses%20Robotic%20Driver%20for%20Durability%20Testing.jpg?1404396556" /> </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/ford-uses-robotic-driver-durability-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Motors/Drives Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:08:00 +0000 38931 at http://machinedesign.com MAKE Magazine Converts Ford Transit Connect Wagon into Mobile Fabrication and Hacking Unit http://machinedesign.com/make-magazine-converts-ford-transit-connect-wagon-mobile-fabrication-and-hacking-unit <div class="node-body link-body">We saw a really interesting concept vehicle at the Go Further With Ford Trend Conference: this Ford Transit Connect Wagon that was converted into a "Mobile Fabrication and Hacking Unit" by MAKE Magazine. The vehicle is a prototype, so not available for retail, but it demonstrated one of the many ways the Transit could be used - in this case, loaded up with power tools (bolted down, of course) and even a 3D printer.</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/MAKE%20Magazine%20Converts%20Ford%20Transit%20Connect%20Wagon%20into%20Mobile%20Fabrication%20and%20Hacking%20Unit.jpg?1404396474" /> </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/make-magazine-converts-ford-transit-connect-wagon-mobile-fabrication-and-hacking-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Motors/Drives Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 38921 at http://machinedesign.com