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When to Outsource: Plug-And-Play Motion Subsystems
Building motion actuators and stages from scratch forces designers to order, inventory, and assemble hundreds of parts. It also increases time to market and requires technicians and specialized production equipment. An alternative is to order preengineered motion devices. Stages and actuators are often just items on a machine’s bill of materials. If they deliver the right force, payload, posit...
A Finer Control of Linear Motion
For precise automated positioning, think stepper-motor-based linear actuators. Linear actuators essentially generate force and motion through a straight line. In a typical mechanical system, a device’s output shaft would provide linear motion using a rotary motor through gears, a belt and pulley, or other mechanical components. Trouble is, these components must be coupled and aligned. Worse ye...
Which Motors Are the Best: Servos or Steppers?
Closed-loop stepper motors may be the best choice for tasks typically done by servos because traditional steppers couldn’t handle them. One of the more critical decisions engineers can make when designing any type of motion control process is choosing the motor. Getting the right motor, both in terms of type and size, is imperative to the final machine’s operational efficiency. Furthermore, en...
Five Key Factors for Selecting Precision Linear Modules
Ready-to-install linear modules are used across many different industries to move materials, products and production tooling in a wide variety of machines. Machine designers have multiple options to choose from when selecting linear modules, based on specific production and performance requirements. But there are some industries and system applications where precise and accurate motion is the ...
Setting the Stage for Good Machine Design
No matter how sophisticated your motion controller, it can’t overcome a poorly designed electromechanical system. Motion-control systems consist of three main components: the positioning mechanism, motor drive electronics, and motion controller. Each of these components should be carefully selected but for best system results, plan the positioning mechanism first. If the mechanism is not...
How to Design a Linear Motion System
Consider supports, guides, drives, and seals when designing a linear system. Know your precision, repeatability, loading, and environmental requirements before starting linear-system design. Low-friction, high-stiffness ball guides support on one rail (top) or two (bottom). The trade-offs for this performance are higher cost and more noise. The shortest path between two points is a straight li...
Electric Linear Actuators: Make or Buy?
Engineering an electric linear actuator system in-house is often the most cost and time-efficient route to an automated motion solution. Sometimes you are better off buying. Who could know better than you exactly what your electric linear actuator needs are? And today you can buy so many ready-made subcomponents you can just assemble “modules” — little parts fabrication required. Engineering y...
New Ventilator Prototypes Rely on Linear Actuators
The safe and efficient delivery of oxygen to patients. Bag valve masks, also called ambu bags (artificial manual breathing units) are used to deliver oxygen to patients who aren’t breathing on their own. But while they have saved many lives, they are not well-suited for treating patients with the COVID-19 coronavirus. The mask’s main shortcoming is that it must be manually squeezed to force ox...
Increasing Step Motor Torque Without Increasing Frame Size
The key is adding stacked rotors and stators, but you must live with a physically longer motor. Step motors provide accurate position control without the need for feedback, traditionally in open-loop control schemes. A stepper motor’s shaft normally makes discrete angular movements of essentially uniform magnitude when driven by a DC power supply. One digital pulse causes one increment of angu...
Understanding Your Options in Corrosion Resistance
Choices for linear bearings include bearing material, coatings, and sourcing. Corrosion is an oxidation reaction that affects most metals. In the case of steel, the iron oxidizes when exposed to air and water to form rust, which can gradually destroy the material over time. The surfaces of steel linear bearings, for example, will degrade as a result of rust, increasing friction, contaminating ...
Crawling Robots and Flying Drones Detect Damaged Wind Blades
Robots, drones, and sensors help with inspections now and could be fully automated in the not-too-distant future. Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanners could help wind blades stay in service longer, which could lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier, and harder to transport. To that end researchers at DoE’s Blade Reliability Collabo...
How to Choose a Linear Actuator?
You can save over 30% on costs while still improving the technology of your linear assembly at the same time. Screw-driven or belt-driven linear actuator? Linear actuators are an important element in automation and mechanical engineering and help with a variety of tasks, from simple to extremely complex ones. Picking the right one is very important, since linear actuators and linear slides can...
Picking, Purchasing and Programming Your First Industrial Robot
Some quick advice on getting the most out of that first purchase. Robots don’t disappoint. After a manufacturing company buys its first industrial robot installation, it goes back time and time again to buy more to further automation to their factories. Given that robots boost productivity, profitability, and quality, it’s no surprise they are so popular. In fact, it is estimated three million...
Pulse Control Basics for Motion Control
For automating machines that require only two to three axes of electric actuators, pulse outputs may be the simplest way to go. Using pulse outputs from a PLC is a cost-effective way to get simple motion. Most, if not all, PLC manufacturers provide a way to control servos and steppers using a pulse train signal. So when a simple machine needs to be automated on only two or three axes on electr...
1800N Thrust Load 0.2mm Position Accuracy Electric Linear Actuator
DC Motor Quiet design, solve the noise problem when the putter is working. Metal Gear Powder metallurgy, pure metal gear, super high strength, double the toughness. Upper and Lower Limit Switch The telescopic rod will automatically stop when it reaches the top or bottom to ensure that the motor will not be blocked. Aluminum Alloy Multi-layer polishing process, fine structure desi...
5 Tips to Keeping Your Surface Preparation Equipment Healthy
Here’s what you need to know about maintenance, responsibility, and selection of industrial machines. Prior to the Second World War, machines were basic, bulky, and slow-running. Because production demands were low, machine downtime did not cause considerable problems. However, with technological advancements they have become lightweight and run faster, and businesses have become heavily relia...
10 Benefits of Using a Pick-and-Place Machine
The road to improved productivity and product quality often starts with pick-and-place automation. Pick-and-place machines have become an essential part of the modern manufacturing environment, offering customizable ways to solve problems and ultimately bolster companies’ bottom lines. Here are 10 reasons why companies should invest in the pick-and-place machine. Speed. If there is a single re...
What Makes a Linear Guide Suitable for High Temperature Use?
Metal components, Plastic components, Lubrication, Optional components and accessories. For most recirculating ball and roller linear guides, the allowable operating temperature range is -10° to 80° C, with some configurations rated up to 100° C for brief periods. But not all applications fall within this temperature range, and each component in the linear bearing assembly (housing, rail, ball...
How to Reduce the Effects of Stiction (stick-slip) in Linear Guides
What causes stiction? How to reduce them. Unless you’re playing the violin, stiction, or stick-slip, is an unwanted condition caused by the difference between static and dynamic friction between the two surfaces. When stiction occurs in linear guides, it can lead to chattering (“jerky” motion), seized motion, fluctuating torque requirements, or a loss of accuracy in the form of overshooting. W...
What are Rail Brakes and When Should You Use them?
How to Select and Apply Rail Brakes The servo and stepper motors that drive linear motion systems often include a braking function, or, in the case of stepper motors, detent torque that helps prevent the motor (and, therefore, the load) from moving when powered off. But in some applications, a secondary brake is required — either to provide redundancy and meet safety requirements or to hold th...
How to Specify Pulleys for Synchronous Belt Drives
High speed and precision belt driven system design. When designing a belt drive system, the first step is to choose the most suitable belt for the application. But the pulleys also play an important role in the performance of the belt — especially in synchronous belt drive systems, where proper meshing of the belt teeth with the pulley grooves can affect everything from the amount of torque th...
Pushing the Limits of Linear Accuracy
Straight, accurate movement is far from easy. Straight, accurate movement is far from easy, and linear positioning devices prove it by erring in not one, but three dimensions Just when you thought you had the “linear motion” concept nailed down – hit the required points on the straightaway and you’re home – along comes the remaining five degrees of freedom to crash the party. From a coarse per...
What Options are There for Integrated Motor and Screw Designs?
External motor-screw integration, Non-captive motor-screw integration and Captive motor-screw integration Ball and lead screw assemblies are often driven by a motor connected in-line with the screw shaft via a coupling. While this mounting arrangement is simple and easy to service, the addition of a non-rigid mechanical component (the coupling) can introduce windup, backlash, and hysteresis — ...
Three important design considerations for Cartesian robots
System configuration, Cable management, Controls. If your application calls for a Cartesian robot, you have a wide variety of options, depending on the level of integration you want to undertake. And although pre-engineered Cartesian robots are becoming more widely adopted as manufacturers expand their product ranges to fit a broader scope of performance criteria, some applications still neces...
Linear Guides, Power Transmission, Actuators See Unexpected Applications
More precision and ease installation. Our 2020 survey of the industry indicates an unabated trend towards more automation of previously static or manually tended systems. Key to these new offerings is installation simplicity for OEMs and end users of linear components for linear axes … as well as positioning stages and Cartesian robots. In fact, Cartesian robots (also called linear robots) inc...
Linear Positioning Stages and XYZ Tables
Cartesian Robot for Pick and Place Application. Positioning stages and tables are used in motion control systems to hold down a work piece and/or to position it for some operation. Stages or tables, whether linear or rotary, are most often complete motion sub-systems. That is, they are motion systems themselves composed of a system of motion control components such as linear motion components,...
Rules for Actuator and Guide Alignment in Linear Motion Systems
Following a few simple guidelines for designing linear motion systems can improve system performance and actuator life. Many automated machines rely on linear guidance components, such as profiled rail, round rail or other rolling or sliding bearing structures, to guide and support the moving elements of equipment. Additionally, many times these moving elements are driven by some type of linea...
Linear Motor vs. Ball Screw
The Cost-efficient Application for Your Own Design. While ironless linear motors have been used in semiconductor and electronic applications for more than a decade, they are still viewed by many designers and OEMs as “niche” products. But the perception of linear motors as a costly solution for unique applications is slowly changing, as more industries are adopting them as replacements for bal...
Motion basics: How to define roll, pitch, and yaw for linear systems
Including Cartesian robots, gantry systems, and XY tables. Linear guides and systems are typically subjected to both linear forces due to downward, upward, and side loads and rotational forces due to overhung loads. Rotational forces — also referred to as moment forces — are typically defined as roll, pitch, and yaw, based on the axis around which the system tries to rotate. To define roll, pi...
Linear Positioning Stages/Tables
Cartesian Robot for Gantry System Positioning stages and tables are used in motion control systems to hold down a work piece and/or to position it for some operation. Stages or tables, whether linear or rotary, are most often complete motion sub-systems. That is, they are motion systems themselves composed of a system of motion control components such as linear motion components, motors or act...
A Selection Guide for Linear Systems
Belt driven, Ball screw driven, Rack and pinion driven, Linear motor driven, Pneumatic driven systems. Gone are the days when machine designers and builders had to choose between constructing their own linear system from scratch or settling for a limited range of pre-assembled systems that, in most cases, were an imperfect fit for their application. Manufacturers today offer systems based on a...
Linear Encoders Improve Accuracy
Linear encoders boost accuracy by correcting errors downstream of mechanical linkages. Linear encoders track axis position without intermediate mechanical elements. The encoders even measure transfer errors from mechanical linkages (such as rotary-to-linear mechanical devices), which helps controls correct for errors originating from the machine. Thus, this feedback lets controls account for a...
How to Get Predictable and Reliable Linear Motion
Accuracy and repeatability, Capacity, Travel length, Usage, Ambient environment, Timing, Orientation, Rates. Here are some tips on how to correctly specify and size a linear-motor-driven actuator using the mnemonic ACTUATOR—short for accuracy, capacity, travel length, usage, ambient environment, timing, orientation and rates—to remember all the key parameters Choosing the right actuator for a ...
Motion Trends Update: Positioning Stages Lead Charge to Pragmatic Design
Horizontal and vertical Linear Stage Z Axis Positioning Stage Positioning stages today can satisfy specific and demanding output requirements. That’s because customized integration and the latest in motion programming now help stages get incredible accuracy and synchronization. What’s more, advances in mechanical parts and motors are helping OEMs plan for better multi-axis positioning-stage in...
How to Shrink the Size of a Linear Actuator
Solution for X-Y stages and small machining centers, such as 3D printers. Linear actuators come in a wide range of sizes, but over the past several yeas, manufacturers have been emphasizing more and more compact footprints. But no matter how small the actuator, the addition of a motor can make the overall size of the complete system too large for space-constrained applications. Some manufactur...
Motion Trends Update: Positioning Stages Lead Charge to Pragmatic Design
The main advances in motion over the last decade have occurred in control systems and electronics. Positioning stages today can satisfy specific and demanding output requirements. That’s because customized integration and the latest in motion programming now help stages get incredible accuracy and synchronization. What’s more, advances in mechanical parts and motors are helping OEMs plan for b...
How to Choose Linear Guide Accuracy
Mounting considerations, Single block on a single rail, Multiple blocks on a single rail, Multiple bearings on multiple rails. When choosing a recirculating linear guide, there are several criteria that need to be specified, including size, preload and accuracy. And although the term “accuracy” is often used in a generic sense, when referring to recirculating ball or roller guides, it designat...
XY tables: How do they differ from Cartesian and gantry systems?
A common XY table design uses crossed roller slides and a ball screw drive for very high travel and positioning accuracies. There are many ways to build linear systems for motion in the X, Y, and/or Z directions – also known as Cartesian coordinates. The terms we generally use to refer to these systems depend on how the axes are assembled, where the load is positioned, and to some extent, what...
High Speed Linear Actuators: What Qualifies Them as High Speed?
Speed is primarily dependent on the drive mechanism. Like many terms used in the linear motion industry – “heavy duty,” “miniature,” and “corrosion-resistant,” to name a few – there is no industry standard that specifies what constitutes a “high speed” linear actuator. Nevertheless, there are some general guidelines that manufacturers follow when classifying and marketing their actuators as hi...
Top 5 Industrial Robotics Applications
Assembly, Picking and packing, Material removal, Welding, Painting. From food processing to automotive production, industrial robots are becoming ubiquitous. Highly-automated and programmable, these machines execute repetitive tasks with high precision, reliability and throughput.Due to these features, industrial robots have become critical in many manufacturing processes. 1. Assembly Industri...
What To Do When Your Motion System Throws You a Curve
How Ring and Track Systems Stack Up Guide-wheel based ring and track systems are more compact and offer better positioning accuracy and more options for cargo carrying positions than alternative conveyor systems for curvilinear applications. In the ongoing drive to reduce production costs, one trend at manufacturing facilities is grouping production work stations as closely as possible to mini...
Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Linear Actuator
Stroke Length, Speed, Accuracy, Mounting, Maintenance. You’re working on an application that requires linear motion – maybe it’s a pick-and-place assembly system, a packaging line, or a gantry for material transfer – but designing your own actuator from scratch, sourcing the various parts, mounting and aligning the components, and implementing a maintenance system is not an effective use of yo...
How to Specify, Select and Apply Linear Ball Screw Drives
Ball return systems, Ball screw selection and Ball screw lubrication. Specifying the right ball screw for a given application will ensure machine accuracy, repeatability and life while minimizing the total cost of ownership. A ball screw drive translates rotational motion to linear motion or vice versa and can apply or withstand high thrust loads–upward of 750,000 lb static capacity using a Ø6...
How to Estimate Your Linear Actuator Needs with Minimal Application Data?
High moment loads can dictate the use of a dual-rail style linear actuator. Selecting an actuator based on approximations of the performance requirements is arguably more risky than choosing a linear guide or drive with minimal application info. But still, the situation is quite common where a designer or engineer needs a reasonable estimate of the system that will work best for their applicat...
Does my system need high accuracy or repeatability (or both)?
Component selection and machine design affect system accuracy and repeatability. Before we answer this question, let’s define accuracy and repeatability for linear systems. 【Accuracy】 In linear motion, there are two generally categories of accuracy – positioning accuracy and travel accuracy. Positioning accuracy specifies the difference between the system’s target position and the actual pos...
What is sub-divisional error (SDE) in linear encoders?
Accuracy of the interpolation. To determine the position of a linear axis, an encoder read head travels along a scale and “reads” changes in light (for optical encoders) or magnetic field (for magnetic types). As the read head registers these changes, it produces sine and cosine signals that are shifted 90 degrees from each other (referred to as “quadrature signals”). These analog sine and cos...
Linear Systems for Nanopositioning
Piezo actuators, Voice coil actuators, Linear motor stages. When we talk about linear motion, we typically discuss applications where the travel distance is at least a few hundred millimeters, and the required positioning is in the range of a few tenths of a millimeter. And for these requirements, guides and drives with recirculating bearings are a good fit. Case in point: the lead deviation f...
FAQ: What types of linear encoders are there and how do I choose?
Absolute or incremental, Optical or magnetic. Linear encoders monitor linear movement and provide position feedback in the form of electrical signals. In servo driven systems, linear encoders supply the precise position of the load, typically in addition to the speed and direction feedback provided by the motor’s rotary encoder. For stepper driven systems, which typically operate in open-loop ...
What To Do When Your Motion System Throws You a Curve
Guide-wheel based ring and track systems are more compact and offer better positioning accuracy and more options for cargo carrying positions than alternative conveyor systems for curvilinear applications. In the ongoing drive to reduce production costs, one trend at manufacturing facilities is grouping production work stations as closely as possible to minimize material movement and to conser...
Positioning stages and gantries — new trends in integration approaches
The linear, rotary, XY, or vertical-lift stage integrates motor, drive, and controller. There’s demand for motion designs offering simplicity or turnkey operation, so component suppliers are now doing much more integration for OEMs and plant engineers. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way today’s positioning stages, rotary tables, and gantry setups are built. These quickly connect elec...
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