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Nook Caged Ball Rail

Nook Industries offers caged ball profiled rails for linear guidance

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…

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Apr
17

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Planetary Roller Screw

What happens when you combine a planetary gear with a ball screw?

Answer: You get a planetary roller screw. Replacing the recirculating balls of a ball screw with grooved rollers results in a precision drive mechanism with extremely high load capacity,…

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Apr
16

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Nook Mini Ball Rail

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

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…

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Apr
15

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ITT-Enidine-ECO

Increase uptime by controlling energy and vibration

by Chris Kudla, Senior Application Engineer, ITT Enidine Energy absorption products, such as shock absorbers and vibration isolators, can help maintain speed and throughput while keeping linear motion…

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Apr
15

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Nook PA Actuator

Nook Industries offers complete line of Series 500™ Programmable Actuators

Nook Industries offers a complete line of Series 500 programmable actuators designed for continuous duty and long service life. The Series 500 incorporates a direct or toothed-belt drive…

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Apr
10

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Servo Motor Size Range

Three critical factors for servo motor sizing

Selecting the right servo motor for a linear motion system is a complex task, beginning with initial assumptions and component selections, which must be checked through a series of…

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Apr
9

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Glide-Line Impact

Glide-Line introduces IMPACT interactive configuration system

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…

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Apr
8

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New Size 8 double-stack stepper motor linear actuators from Haydon Kerk

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions’ new 21000 Series (Size 8) double-stack linear actuators are the newest addition to the company’s hybrid motor line and incorporate some of today’s most…

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Apr
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THK SHS Cutaway

Two things you might not know about ball chains

Radial bearings have used ball cages for nearly a century, but this technology was only introduced to profiled rail guides within the last two decades. THK pioneered the way,…

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Apr
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Direct drive combines linear and rotary motions

by Ernst Blumer, LinMot & MagSpring Linear-rotary motors provide users with greater on-the-fly process flexibility. Linear-rotary motions are required in many machine applications, such as carton closing or…

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Industry News

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…

Bell-Everman SLS Stage

New sealed linear actuators for lighter loads

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bell-Everman is now offering a new compact model of their SLS sealed linear stage that keeps contamination such as manufacturing debris, particulate or liquid contaminants outside of the…

Dorner SmartFlex Pallet Systems

Dorner exhibits two new conveyor systems at Automate 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dorner Mfg. is now offering pallet system options for both its 2200 Series SmartFlex and 2200 Series Precision Move conveyor systems for accurate positioning and routing of parts…

Hardened Way Slide

Hardened way slides provide durability for long-life operations

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gilman Precision explains the basics of a hardened way slide, including which applications they are good for and how to keep yours in great working condition. Predominantly used…

ServoSpline

Linear Stage Features New Drive Mechanism

Monday, March 2, 2015

Bell-Everman’s new ServoSpline™ positioning stage offers a unique drive mechanism that provides backlash-free motion and simplified control. ServoSpline is an extension of a classic rack-and-pinion design that provides…

Gudel Trackmotion

How to make your linear motion technology easy to maintain

Monday, February 16, 2015

Adding linear motion to articulated robots adds flexibility and extends the work envelope of your system. The 7th axis tracks that enable this linear motion all provide the…

PHDth

PHD’s new modular electric slide provides flexibility for system design

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PHD, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, is pleased to release the PHD Plus™ Series ESFX Electric Linear Actuator Slide. Series ESFX Electric Linear Slides are designed…