Archive http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8244/more en Avago August 2013 Pop Quiz http://machinedesign.com/avago-august-081213 <div class="node-body link-body"></div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Archive Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:55:00 +0000 28641 at http://machinedesign.com Avago Pop Quiz http://machinedesign.com/avago-pop-quiz <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Avago Pop Quiz</p> </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/avago-pop-quiz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archive Wed, 24 Jul 2013 02:33:00 +0000 28081 at http://machinedesign.com Spool changer gets automated http://machinedesign.com/news/spool-changer-gets-automated <div class="field-byline"> Sixto Erik Moralez </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New automated coilers swap spools without stopping or even slowing. Controls handle two spindle servos that wind product plus three more for associated motion tasks</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/spool-changer-gets-automated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/spool-changer-gets-automated#comments 2013-04-11 Industry Applications Manufacturing Equipment News Manufacturing Equipment News Archive Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:42:07 +0000 24546 at http://machinedesign.com Rotary actuators keep a level playing field http://machinedesign.com/news/rotary-actuators-keep-level-playing-field <div class="field-byline"> Leland E. Teschler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Camera operators roaming the sidelines of football games televised on ESPN these days have an easier time keeping up with the action on the field thanks to the clever combination of rotary actuators, a digital bubble level, and automated TV cameras</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/rotary-actuators-keep-level-playing-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/rotary-actuators-keep-level-playing-field#comments 2013-04-11 Electronics & Semiconductors Industry Applications News Controllers News Archive Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:40:17 +0000 24545 at http://machinedesign.com Looking Back 4/11/2013 http://machinedesign.com/news/looking-back-4112013 <div class="node-body article-body">High-end interiors, low-end costs: Engineers at Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee, say they can devise luxurious automotive interiors that don’t break the bank.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/looking-back-4112013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/looking-back-4112013#comments 2013-04-11 Archive News News Archive Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:35:55 +0000 24547 at http://machinedesign.com The benefits of gearboxes — and when to pick integrated gearmotors http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/benefits-gearboxes-and-when-pick-integrated-gearmotors <div class="field-byline"> Elisabeth Eitel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Gears help engineers reduce motor-drive costs, simplify tuning, and boost efficiency. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Only about one-third of motion-control systems use gearing, even though gearheads benefit size-constrained applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/benefits-gearboxes-and-when-pick-integrated-gearmotors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/benefits-gearboxes-and-when-pick-integrated-gearmotors#comments Mechanical Drives Motion Control News Archive Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:03:00 +0000 24552 at http://machinedesign.com Designing with Galfenol http://machinedesign.com/news/designing-galfenol <div class="field-deck"> New magnetostrictive material captures minute amounts of energy from vibrations and other physical phenomena to make possible new kinds of energy-harvesting schemes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New magnetostrictive material captures minute amounts of energy from vibrations and other physical phenomena to make possible new kinds of energy-harvesting schemes</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/designing-galfenol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/designing-galfenol#comments Technologies News Archive Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:52:00 +0000 24550 at http://machinedesign.com Standardized gears and motors keep agricultural conveyors moving http://machinedesign.com/news/standardized-gears-and-motors-keep-agricultural-conveyors-moving <div class="node-body article-body">Conveyors on machines called pilers use motors with planetary gearheads plus other mechanical design features to boost reliability and standardize one beet-sugar company’s drives</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/standardized-gears-and-motors-keep-agricultural-conveyors-moving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/standardized-gears-and-motors-keep-agricultural-conveyors-moving#comments Construction/Off-road News Archive Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:44:00 +0000 24548 at http://machinedesign.com Wind power without wind turbines http://machinedesign.com/archive/wind-power-without-wind-turbines <div class="field-byline"> Leland E. Teschler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrostatic wind power harvests wind energy with no turbine blades, gearboxes, or other expensive hardware. But there are still challenges to be overcome before the concept is ready for prime time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/archive/wind-power-without-wind-turbines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/archive/wind-power-without-wind-turbines#comments Alternative Energy Sources Features Power Generation Sustainable Engineering Wind Power Energy Archive Tue, 09 Apr 2013 04:42:03 +0000 24531 at http://machinedesign.com Looking Back 3/21/2013 http://machinedesign.com/community/looking-back-3212013 <div class="node-body article-body">PTFE-coated fabric takes on Mother Nature: Architect Axel Schultes constructed this hightech, translucent 2,600-ft2 (240-m2) canopy out of glass fabric coated with PTFE and fluorothermoplastic materials from Dyneon, a 3M Co</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/community/looking-back-3212013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/community/looking-back-3212013#comments Community Archive Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:07:00 +0000 24523 at http://machinedesign.com