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29

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Flowchart

A selection guide for linear 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,…

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Jun
26

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Ball Screw Lubrication

Ball screw lubricant from Nook Industries

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, offers E-900 ball screw lubricant for use on any of its ball screw products, such as ball screw…

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Jun
19

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Rotary-Linear Motor

Linear Motors Explained

The use of linear motors in industries as diverse as packaging and semiconductor manufacturing is a testament to their suitability for a wide range of applications. In recent…

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Jun
12

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igus-IGLIDE-L500

Self-lubricating plastic bearing for continuous high rotational speeds

With the new iglide L500 material, igus  has announced the release of their newest specialist bearing. Suitable for continuous operation in high-speed rotation applications under low loads. The…

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Jun
10

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Tolomatic-ERD10-CUTAWAY

Electric actuators vs. pneumatic cylinders: Total cost of ownership

by Aaron Dietrich, Tolomatic Calculate product yield and utility and maintenance costs for a technology’s service life, and do it early in the process of specifying equipment. Pneumatic-cylinder…

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Jun
5

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Nook BallScrew

Standard ball screws now available from Nook Industries

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, proudly offers a complete line of standard ball screw products. An upgrade from acme screws, ball screws…

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Jun
5

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Machine wash down

Linear motion tips for food and beverage applications

It’s not hard to understand why applications in the food and beverage industry are especially challenging for linear motion systems. Food processing and packaging equipment must simultaneously meet high throughput requirements…

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Jun
2

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XSlide - XN10-0120 Motorized

Compact Stages for Scanning and Indexing

The Velmex XSlide assembly is a compact positioning stage highly suitable for high performance incrementing and scanning of smaller loads. Its compact design makes it ideal for limited…

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May
29

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Alignment

Don’t ignore these three things when mounting linear guides

Linear rail guides are designed for applications that call for precise motion with high load-bearing capability. But improper mounting can add unnecessary loads, reduce life, and undermine the…

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May
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PBC-Linear-Hevi-Rail-cutaway

On the straight and narrow

by Mark Huebner, PBC Linear Minimize corrosion and maximize the life of linear roller bearing systems by following a few simple guidelines on lubrication. Linear roller bearing systems…

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Industry News

Ball Screw Lubrication

Ball screw lubricant from Nook Industries

Friday, June 26, 2015

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, offers E-900 ball screw lubricant for use on any of its ball screw products, such as ball screw…

igus-IGLIDE-L500

Self-lubricating plastic bearing for continuous high rotational speeds

Friday, June 12, 2015

With the new iglide L500 material, igus  has announced the release of their newest specialist bearing. Suitable for continuous operation in high-speed rotation applications under low loads. The…

Nook BallScrew

Standard ball screws now available from Nook Industries

Friday, June 5, 2015

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, proudly offers a complete line of standard ball screw products. An upgrade from acme screws, ball screws…

XSlide - XN10-0120 Motorized

Compact Stages for Scanning and Indexing

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Velmex XSlide assembly is a compact positioning stage highly suitable for high performance incrementing and scanning of smaller loads. Its compact design makes it ideal for limited…

PBC-Linear-Hevi-Rail-cutaway

On the straight and narrow

Friday, May 29, 2015

by Mark Huebner, PBC Linear Minimize corrosion and maximize the life of linear roller bearing systems by following a few simple guidelines on lubrication. Linear roller bearing systems…

Thomson prism guide video 75dpi

New video shows the benefits of prism guided linear units in wash-down applications

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new video to showcase the benefits of its prism guided linear units for wash-down…

PTDA 2015 membership directory

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its 2015 Membership Directory. The Directory is the good resource for connecting with the top decision-makers of the global power…

Nook-Bevel-Gear-jack-screw

Bevel-gear screw jack for variety of specifications, duty cycles

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Nook Industries‘ line of bevel gear screw jack systems, under the ActionJac brand, is available in many configurations.  Available in machine and ball models, all bevel gear screw…

Vertical Lift Stage

Low cost, high precision vertical lift stage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The AT10-120 motorized vertical stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, low profile, high load vertical lift stage that can be easily integrated into…

Aerotech-AMG-100GR-gear-driven-motorized-gimbals

Two-Axis Gear-Drive Gimbal from Aerotech

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AMG-GR gear-driven motorized gimbals provide economical, high-accuracy elevation-over-azimuth positioning. The AMG-GR is available in a variety of standard travel ranges in both azimuth and elevation to fit any…