Linear Shaft Supports
Sponsored by Ondrives Linear Shaft Supports are widely used in systems that use linear bearings. Most supports are cast and restrict read more
The difference between Cartesian, six-axis, and SCARA robots
Richard Vaughn, Senior Automation Engineer, Mechatronics, Bosch Rexroth Corp., Charlotte, N.C. Robots automate high-volume manufacturing lines as well as small-scale operations. Here's how Cartesian robots compare with the other two types of robots. The use of Cartesian and six-axis robots, as well ...
Servocables: Combining power and feedback while mitigating noise
Markus DannhEim, President Helukabel USA, Elgin, Ill. It's increasingly common for servo machines to use cables that combine power and feedback conductors. It's increasingly common for servo machines to use cables that combine power and feedback conductors. Here's how to get consistent power and fee...
Crash-Free Linear Motion
Sponsored by Rollon When linear bearing systems fail prematurely, the reason almost always involves an overlooked application error. Left unchecked read more
The SPCS Version 2 (SPCS-2) is a high-flow servopneumatic control valve that provides electriclike closed-loop motion control when used with direct feedback pneumatic actuators. read more
Scenes from the Assembly Show 2013
The Assembly Show came to Rosemont, Ill. this week with an emphasis on new manufacturing and production technology. Here are a few of the more interesting displays we noticed at the event. read more
Six keys to more-precise linear motion
Clint Hayes, Manager of Sales, Product Management and Product/Application Engineering, Linear Technologies, Bosch Rexroth Corp., Charlotte, N.?C. Engineers can't neglect mechanical and structural factors that affect control-engineering performance. Here are six keys to precise motion. Armed with eve...
Precise stepper motors keep UV light on target
High-precision sine-commutated stepper-motors let a medical phototherapy device beam UV light only at areas of a patient’s skin that need it. read more
Electric actuator lines up packages on a conveyor
Electric ball-screw actuator controls rollers on a "smart" conveyor, replacing less flexible pneumatic actuators. Engineers at Intralox L.C.C, Harahan, La., used electric actuators to improve the speed and precision of a palletizing unit that takes variously sized products from a conveyor, and lines...
Turn-of-the-century stamping press gets new life with variable-speed driveStories 1 - 10 of 658
Upgrades that included a constant-torque flux-vector variable-speed motor let a pre-1912 vintage stamping press handle modern production duties. read more