Motors/Drives http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8238/more en 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 Bell-Everman Rotary Stages Usher in Chair-Side Dental Crowns http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bell-everman-rotary-stages-usher-chair-side-dental-crowns <div class="node-body article-body">A compact milling machine for making ceramic dental crowns owes its small size and economical nature to the use of rotary rather than linear stages.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bell-everman-rotary-stages-usher-chair-side-dental-crowns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/bell-everman-rotary-stages-usher-chair-side-dental-crowns#comments Motion Control Motors/Drives Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 38861 at http://machinedesign.com Motors Not Turbines Drive Heavy Equipment http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/motors-not-turbines-drive-heavy-equipment <div class="field-byline"> Sumit Singhal, Consulting Engineer, Siemens Industry Inc., Norwood, Ohio </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electric motors with magnetic bearings can drive high-speed shafts in heavy equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High-speed rotating machinery presents tough challenges for engineers, particularly in heavy equipment that draws many megawatts of power. One option is to eschew the turbines that traditionally power such applications and instead use electric motors paired with variable-frequency drives (VFDs). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/motors-not-turbines-drive-heavy-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/motors-not-turbines-drive-heavy-equipment#comments Energy Mechanical Drives Motors/Drives Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:22:00 +0000 38441 at http://machinedesign.com Blower Application Basics http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/blower-application-basics <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Ametek </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fans and blowers provide an efficient and cost-effective means for generating continuous or intermittent airflow, and they’re used for everything from cooling, ventilation, and</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/blower-application-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/blower-application-basics#comments White Papers Motors/Drives Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:13:00 +0000 38411 at http://machinedesign.com Could Magnetic Gears Make Wind Turbines Say Goodbye to Mechanical Gearboxes? http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/could-magnetic-gears-make-wind-turbines-say-goodbye-mechanical-gearboxes <div class="field-deck"> They can be lighter and less prone to maintenance problems than ordinary planetary devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Magnetic gears can be overtorqued with the only deleterious effect being a slipping between the input and output. And they promise to be no bigger than their mechanical counterparts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/could-magnetic-gears-make-wind-turbines-say-goodbye-mechanical-gearboxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/could-magnetic-gears-make-wind-turbines-say-goodbye-mechanical-gearboxes#comments Energy Motors/Drives Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:57:00 +0000 38341 at http://machinedesign.com