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

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…

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May
21

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World’s lightest linear guide

Very lightweight, high stiffness and non-magnetic–these are the main advantages of the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) over metal. For applications where these requirements are essential, such as…

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May
21

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Column Buckling

How to avoid ball screw buckling

Imagine two columns—one short and wide and the other long and narrow. As you begin to put weight on them, the long narrow column gradually begins to bend,…

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May
21

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Parker releases a new line of miniature linear motor positioners

Parker’s Electromechanical Division North America is pleased to announce the release of the mSR (miniature square rail) positioner. The mSR series of miniature, dual square rail guided, linear…

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May
19

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New line of metric ballscrews alternative to expensive ground-thread devices

Cleveland-based Nook Industries now sells a complete line of precision metric ballscrew (PMBS) products. They’re an alternative to expensive ground-thread devices manufactured overseas. The ballscrews can move significant loads and masses with…

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May
15

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How to determine if a screw will back drive

Screw assemblies are generally preferred over belts or linear motors in vertical applications. This is because a screw will prevent the load from catastrophically crashing if there’s a…

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May
13

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Numerik Jena LIK41

Small-scale linear encoder for limited space applications from NUMERIK JENA

NUMERIK JENA’s LIK 41 kit-style optical linear encoder is ideally suited for those motion feedback applications where space is limited. The scanning unit has a low height profile…

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May
12

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PTDA 2015 membership directory

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…

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May
8

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Bosch Rexroth Profiled Rail

Breaking down linear bearing construction

As with most complex products or systems, specifying and applying profiled rail bearings doesn’t require that you know every detail of linear bearing construction. But having a basic…

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

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…

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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…

Exlar EL120 Electromechanical Actuator

ATEX rated explosion-proof linear actuators

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has expanded its Exlar® linear actuator line to include the EL120 explosion-proof linear actuators. The EL120 linear actuators meet ATEX requirements for use in potentially explosive atmospheres…

Nook Caged Ball Rail

Nook Industries offers caged ball profiled rails for linear guidance

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, introduces caged ball profile rails for linear guidance. Caged ball chains provide reduced friction and lower noise…

Nook Mini Ball Rail

Miniature linear ball rails from Nook Industries for high-speed running capacity

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, has launched a new miniature linear ball rail ideally suited for high-speed, belt-driven mechanisms and carrier designs…

Glide-Line Impact

Glide-Line introduces IMPACT interactive configuration system

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Glide-Line, manufacturer of the most versatile multi-strand panel and pallet-handling conveyor solution available for the industry, introduces the IMPACT Interactive Configuration System. IMPACT (Interactive Modeling Program and Application…

MOtiCOnt Voice Coil Stage

Low cost, high precision linear voice coil stages from MOtiCOnt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MOtiCOnt’s VCDS-051-089-01 series linear motion voice coil stages feature a voice coil motor, a ball bearing linear slide, home switch, and an integral optical quadrature encoder with differential…