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Motion System Design
Controlling Noise and Vibration
Getting Just the Right Plastic Sprocket
Alternative Solutions for Backup Power
How do Rack-and-Pinion Drives Stack up Against Other Linear Motion Systems?
An Overview of Proximity Sensors
Thomas A. Kinney
Colorimetric Sensors Show True Colors of Hazardous Threats
The Right Encoder Can Reduce Downtime
Comparing Encoder Technologies
Using the right technology to measure position and rpm of a rotating shafts requires that designers understand the nuances of the various types of encoders.
What it Takes to be a Commercial Aviation Jet Engine Lubricant
Few lubricants are asked to do so much or endure such a rigorous approval process.
Linear Guides for Cleanrooms
What precautions should be taken to ensure linear motion devices don’t contaminate cleanrooms?
Biosensor Tracks Health by Looking at Sweat
A personal biosensor analyzes a soldier’s sweat to determine his health during training and missions.
Solution to Fun with Fundamentals Puzzler: Badger banter
What is the angle θ at which Roger begins to leave the surface? Let's find out.
Solution to Fun with Fundamentals Puzzler: Free for ball
Solution to Fun with Fundamentals Puzzler: This ship is a-sailing
Solution to Fun with Fundamentals Puzzler: Shell Shocker
Solution to Fun with Fundamentals Puzzler: A Stupid Dream
Fun with Fundamentals Puzzler: A Stupid Dream
Assume there’s no friction on the track and kitty has perfect balance. From how high must Thrasher the Cat start to make it safely around the loop without falling off due to gravity...
Try your hand at these physics puzzlers
Try your hand at these puzzlers and you may just remember a thing or two from all that physics and calculus tucked away in the recesses of your brain.
Saving time and money with brake replacement
Field report: One anodizing plant switched to using shear brakes on its overhead cranes to reduce costly downtime.
Analyzing motion system efficiency with software
If only it were as simple as choosing an energy-efficient motor. The truth is that many components must work together for motion design efficiency. Software analysis can help ...
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