Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics
Selecting the Best Electric Drive
Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs. Getting the right drive for your motor and application will pay-off in reliable operations and lower energy costs. read more
What's the Difference Between a Motor and a Drive?
A motor is the mechanical or electrical device that generates the rotational or linear force used to power a machine. A drive is the electronic device that harnesses and controls the electrical energy sent to the motor. read more
Design Low-Cost Actuators for Harsh Environments
Tom Baric, Parker Hannifin Corp. One way to adjust a motion-control system to fit a certain application is by incorporating a proper blend of actuators that meet high performance and environmental standards. read more
Machine Design''s Products of the Week (6/1-6/8)
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Reborn Relays Play Key Roles in Control
Steve Massie, Product Manager, IDEC High demand for programmable logic controllers and smart relays hasn't sidelined the simple relay, which has become essential in aiding and protecting motion-control systems. Simple relays are finding a new purpose among the smart relays, PLCs, and PACs that are r...
Squeeze Handle Permits One-Hand Actuation
The AC-50 Squeeze Handle Actuator enables one-hand squeeze operation. read more
Adaptive Nonlinear Algorithm Optimizes Servo Control
Yves Villaret, Servotronix Motion Control Get faster, more precise motion with fewer unwanted oscillations and overshoots, thanks to a new algorithm. Engineers can improve servo control by using a new adaptive and nonlinear control algorithm read more
Electropneumatic Valves: A Better Option for Motion Control
Steve Vincent and John Bridges, AVENTICS Corp. Engineers looking for quick and accurate positioning need to consider electropneumatic control. Today's manufacturers routinely demand exacting precision and split-second timing from their high-speed production systems. And that has automation engineers...
Gallery: RoboUniverse 2015 Tech Show
In the month of May, Machine Design attended the RoboUniverse Conference & Expo in New York City. Interstitial Ads Frequency: -1 read more