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Understanding Lubricants – Part I

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 10/15/2013

Understanding lubricants teaches you ways to maximize performance and lifetime for your system, by choosing the right viscosity, thickeners, and

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Get the Most Out of Your Bearings

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 09/10/2013

Bearings play an essential role in motion systems. Properly sized, installed, and lubricated, bearings will keep your system. . .

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Flexures Bring Motion Advantages

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 07/10/2013

Flexure technology amplifies piezoelectric travel by as much as an order of magnitude while remaining robust, long-lived, and lubricant free.

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Condition Monitoring Improves Encoder Reliability

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 05/14/2013

Encoders with health monitoring capabilities can reduce downtime, speed maintenance, and improve overall performance.

Market Update: Rare Earth Magnet Prices and Motion Control

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 04/10/2013

What you need to know about new sources of rare earth magnets and future prices before you design your next motion control project.

Tutorial: Brushed DC Motors, Part II

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 03/12/2013

A brushed DC motor requires understanding issues like speed/torque curves, back EMF, cogging, and winding design.

Troubleshooting Tips: Cabling Faults

by Kristin Lewotsky, MCA Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/12/2013

Putting as much engineering care into cabling design and installation as into the rest of your motion system will help ensure reliable long-term operation.

Sidebar - Tutorial: Brushed DC Motors

by Kristin Lewotsky

POSTED: 01/11/2013

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Tutorial: Brushed DC Motors (Part 1)

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 01/11/2013

Simple and rugged, brushed DC motors deliver high torque at low speeds, making them a good fit for servo motor

Troubleshooting Tips: Lubrication - page 2

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/12/2012

The right lubricant will protect your motion control system from wear, dissipate heat, and give you the greatest possible lifetime.

Troubleshooting Tips: Lubrication - page 3

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/12/2012

The right lubricant will protect your motion control system from wear, dissipate heat, and give you the greatest possible lifetime.

Troubleshooting Tips: Lubrication - page 5

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/12/2012

The right lubricant will protect your motion control system from wear, dissipate heat, and give you the greatest possible lifetime.

Troubleshooting Tips: Lubrication - page 6

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/12/2012

The right lubricant will protect your motion control system from wear, dissipate heat, and give you the greatest possible lifetime.

Troubleshooting Tips: Lubrication

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 12/12/2012

The right lubricant will protect your motion control system from wear, dissipate heat, and give you the greatest possible lifetime.

Mechatronics Propels OEMS To Success

by Kristin Lewotsky, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 11/15/2012

Modeling and simulation tools do everything from optimizing component choice to troubleshooting problems.


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