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Covering tools and technology for motion control engineers designing for electrical and mechanical systems.

Sizing: Calculating the inertia of a load shaft

Bob Parente | February 15, 2018

In our last posting, we calculated the inertia of a helical shaft coupling. The coupling is used to connect the motor shaft to the load shaft. We calculated the inertia of: a coupling that was 0.5” in diameter and 0.5” long at 0.0003 lb-in2 a coupling …

Five Questions with Eric Klein of Schneider Electric

SEM USA | December 7, 2017

Lexium MDrive Linear Actuator NEMA 23 IP20

Eric Klein, global sales manager of Schneider Electric Motion USA, answers five key questions on the future of the Motion Control industry. In the article, Eric discusses emerging technologies, industry trends, the opportunities presented by the Intern …

Sizing: Determining the mass of the coupling

Bob Parente | September 12, 2016

In our last posting, we talked about having a good quality coupling that connected the motor’s shaft to the load’s shaft. Finding the right coupling A good quality coupling would be able to accommodate a reasonable angular misalignment between the shaf …

Torsional Windup and Load Friction

SEM USA | May 11, 2016