Keyword: Machinery

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White Papers: Motion Control
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Top 5 Things You Need to Know When Selecting Directional Valves

Choosing the right valve for controlling system pressure, flow direction, and flow rate is essential in fluid power circuitry design. This guide highlights the top five...

INSIDER: Manned Systems

In January, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Science Program Committee approved the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, the first scientific endeavour...

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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Robot Manufacturer Strengthens Global Reputation for Quality With Kontron Motherboards

Kontron, renowned for their embedded computer solutions, celebrates over 20 years of partnership with KUKA, the industrial robotics leader, to provide...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Explore the Advantages of Integrated Electric Linear Actuator Designs

Both traditional and integrated electric actuator technologies offer their own performance, reliability and efficiency advantages. Machine designers building systems in...

Products: Power
See the new products, including ABB Robotics' expanded SCARA robot portfolio, Bodine's gearmotors, the C6675 control cabinet Industrial PC from Beckhoff, and KEB America's DL4 series of brushless servo motors.
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Briefs: Materials
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
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White Papers: Design
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How to Specify an Encoder That Withstands Heat, Vibration, and Contaminants

Encoders are often used in harsh industrial environments where they’re exposed to the same contaminants other machinery is, like dust, moisture, caustic chemicals,...

White Papers: Motion Control
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Unleashing the Capabilities of the Linear Servo Press

This whitepaper, sponsored by Tolomatic, reveals how a new generation of high-force Linear Servo Press technologies are replacing high-maintenance hydraulics – offering significant...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The innovation can provide a wide range of damping forces, a linear damping function and/or an extended dynamic range of attenuation, providing broad flexibility in configuration size and functional applicability.
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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Unlocking the Secrets of Right Angle Servo Worm Gearheads

Right angle servo worm gearheads are mechanical devices used in various applications to transmit power and motion at a right angle. They consist of a worm gear and a mating worm...

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Smart Factory/IIoT - September 2023

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, robotics, connectivity and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A company from Denmark found a problem with its oil rig, where wind caused service loops to swing, become entangled and snag, resulting in downtime. The company solved the problem with a 33.5-meter e-loop from igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of high-performance plastics.
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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Engineer’s Guide to Replacing Problematic Hydraulic Cylinders With High-force Electric Actuators

This eBook from Tolomatic examines how new, high-force electric linear actuators are capable of delivering the power of hydraulics in many...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have invented a coating that could dramatically reduce friction in common load-bearing systems with moving...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A team of researchers has designed a new system of fluid-driven actuators that enable soft robots to achieve more complex motions. The researchers accomplished this by taking advantage of the very thing — viscosity — that had previously stymied the movement of such robots.
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Articles: Motion Control
As manufacturing automation rapidly advances, conveyors are not only being used for transportation but also accurate material (or product) placement.
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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

A new system enables makers to incorporate sensors into gears and other rotational mechanisms with just one pass in a 3D printer.

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Quiz: Robotics, Automation & Control
Labor shortages have caused farmers and food manufacturers to increasingly utilize agricultural robots for farming. Take this quiz to learn more.
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Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The all-terrain walking mech’s aim is to give humans the size and strength of giants. It does just that — times 50.
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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Unmanned Systems - February 2023

Unmanned helicopters take off...AI-powered machines tackle dangerous missions...autonomous robots become curious...rogue drones meet their match. Read about these and other advances in air, ground, and...

Products: Information Technology
See what's new on the market, including a pressure transmitter, a new pressure instrument, new confocal controller, and more.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This mechanism improves rotordynamic stability in turbomachinery.
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Briefs: Motion Control
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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INSIDER: Motion Control

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Elisa Riedo and her team have discovered a fundamental friction law that is leading to a deeper understanding of energy...

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Briefs: Propulsion
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Electrical machines consume nearly half of all the electrical power generated worldwide, making them one of the top contributors to...

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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The most common use of HDD systems is for industrial applications moving heavy masses on a continuous basis with low speed and high torque, and especially high starting torque for operations with frequent stops and starts.
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