Bell-Everman Rotary Stages Usher in Chair-Side Dental Crowns
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, July 01, 2014
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. read more
Nano Positioning Motion Control
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, June 18, 2014
Sponsored by PI (Physik Instrumente) What is nano positioning motion control (NPMC) and how did it come to the market? Was it the confluence of two or three technologies that made it possible? Or was it demand from industry that brought it about? read more
Improve the Productivity of Your Factory Automation Systems with Lightweight Gears and Actuators
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, June 10, 2014
Sponsored by Harmonic Drive After sliding from its peak more than 25 years ago, U.S. manufacturing appears to be on the way back. Factory automation is a critical element enabling read more
Flight simulators go from hydraulics to all-electric
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, June 09, 2014
Charles Bartel Electric actuators and components have replaced hydraulics in flight simulators, making them more energy efficient and easier to maintain. But going from hydraulics to electric actuation posed a number of engineering challenges - among them, handling heavier payloads, providing smooth...
Designing Your First PackML Implementation for Motion Control
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, May 29, 2014
Sponsored by Yaskawa This white paper from Yaskawa America, Inc. provides three key design decisions to consider to implement PackML for read more
PLCopen 4: Blurring the Lines between PLC, Robot, and Motion Control
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, May 29, 2014
Sponsored by Yaskawa More and more end users are asking for robots, motion controllers, and PLC's to be programmed in familiar PLC languages. These languages are easier for read more
Factors To Consider When Choosing A Crossed Roller Bearing
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, May 06, 2014
Sponsored by NB Corp Technical achievements in microprocessor manufacturing, diagnostic equipment and automation have demanded increasingly more precise motion control. Whether it's wafer read more
Demystifying Ball Spline Specs
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, May 06, 2014
Sponsored by NB Corp Place a recirculating-ball bushing on a shaft and what do you get? Frictionless movement of the shaft. But, create grooves along the axial length of the shaft that correspond to the radius read more
How to customize magnetic rotary encoders with online configuration, software, and microprocessors (Print headline: "Comparing Rotary Encoders")
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, April 29, 2014
Christian Fell, Posital-Fraba Inc., Hamilton, N. J. Encoder technologies abound, but software, wiring, and embedded microprocessors let designers tailor magnetic-encoder performance to application requirements. Rotary encoders measure the rotation of machine shafts and report the results to electron...
CANopen for Small Drives
Machine Design - Motion Control & Mechatronics, April 29, 2014
Sponsored by Maxon Motor Why use CANbus in machinery? How are actuators synchronized on a CANbus? What kind of position control puts the least load on the CANbus? read more
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