Design World’s Motion Control Classroom
Welcome to the Motion Control Classroom or MC² — a new online reference series for design engineers needing information about motion components and systems. Curated by Design World’s editorial team, each installment is a digital content hub with comprehensive background information, current trends, typical and emerging applications, and FAQs on one motion technology.
Linear Systems 101
Recall that linear-motion supports take the form of guide rails, slides, and ways … and include profile rails, linear bearings, guide wheels, slides, and plain-bearing systems that bear load while employing either sliding or rolling to allow translational motion. At this MC² on linear systems, you’ll find resources on to help you choose from the vast array of these linear systems … and satisfy requirements for loading, stroke, speed, accuracy, and design life.
Couplings connect together two rotating shafts in order to transmit motion, or power. For this MC² on couplings, you’ll find resources on the basics of couplings and how to select the right one for your motion system. From technical overviews to selection tips, information is included on the many different kinds of couplings including bellows couplings, flexible couplings, gear couplings, beam couplings, and servo couplings, among others.
Upcoming MC² installments for 2019
In coming months, look for MC² installments on encoders, and dc motors — essential power-transmission and motion-control technologies for an array of OEM machines, powered end-user products, and automated installations.
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