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Lever

A user’s guide to sensors and switches

Users have an array of choices when it comes to choosing sensors for electromechanical actuators. Some actuator manufactures offer one or two varieties of sensors as standard options,…

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Aug
26

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AerotechTH

Delta Robot with scalable, open-architecture robot control

Open architecture robot controller Operating ranges from 500 mm to 1300 mm Up to 15g linear acceleration and 200 pick and place operations per minute Standard IP65 protection…

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Aug
26

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Catalyst Press Release 320

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Introduces Catalyst Motion Group

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a recognized leader in linear and rotary motion solutions, is pleased to introduce the Catalyst Motion Group as a supplier of integrated motion systems….

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Aug
21

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RexLeanProd 320

How to select a pallet conveyor for your application

There are many factors that can lead a company to consider implementing a conveyor system into a new or existing process—a need for better or more consistent product…

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Aug
20

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Don’t rule out leadscrews

by Robert Lipsett, Site Leader and Engineering Manager, Thomson Industries Here we explain where leadscrews excel in linear-motion applications. Then we explain how to apply them. Ballscrews are…

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Aug
14

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Ball Screw Cutaway

Three ball nut recirculation methods

From a design standpoint, the most important criteria when selecting a ball screw assembly is the method used for recirculating the load-carrying balls of the ball nut. The…

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Aug
10

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Ant

Bearing load capacity explained

There are two load capacity specifications for recirculating linear guides and ball screws—static load capacity and dynamic load capacity. Most engineers are familiar with dynamic load capacity, since this…

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Aug
6

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PHD LInear Slide

New economical linear slide from PHD

Built on the foundation of long-life products for industrial automation, PHD Optimax actuators are designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive prices. These economical, efficient,…

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Aug
1

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Lubrication: Grease or Oil?

Lack of lubrication is generally regarded as the number one cause of bearing failure. For recirculating linear bearings, such as profiled rail guides and ball screws, lubrication separates…

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Jul
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Modular Actuator Calculator

Nook Industries Introduces Modular Actuator Calculator

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, has introduced an engineering calculator for modular actuators—one of the only of its kind in existence. The…

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Industry News

Catalyst Press Release 320

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Introduces Catalyst Motion Group

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a recognized leader in linear and rotary motion solutions, is pleased to introduce the Catalyst Motion Group as a supplier of integrated motion systems….

PHD LInear Slide

New economical linear slide from PHD

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Built on the foundation of long-life products for industrial automation, PHD Optimax actuators are designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive prices. These economical, efficient,…

Modular Actuator Calculator

Nook Industries Introduces Modular Actuator Calculator

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, has introduced an engineering calculator for modular actuators—one of the only of its kind in existence. The…

NEXEN-Roller-Pinion

Choose the best linear positioning device for your application

Monday, July 20, 2015

by Tony Kliber, Lead Design Engineer, Nexen Group Reviewing the basics about the most popular linear positioning devices will help users properly specify them in their applications. Linear…

Nook Industries Actionjac

Nook Industries offers complete line of worm gear screw jacks

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, offers the ActionJac™ series worm gear screw jack product line. ActionJac models are ruggedly designed and produced in…

PBC Linear Compact Series

Compact Series from PBC Linear offers low profile linear motion solutions

Monday, July 13, 2015

PBC Linear has recently released a low profile linear guide system, the Compact Series. This addition to the Mechantronics Enabled initiative is designed to provide smooth, accurate, and…

Planetary screw assemblies from Rexroth offer high load capacities while featuring small installation dimensions for compact machine designs.

Planetary Screw Assemblies: New sizes with increased capacity range

Monday, July 13, 2015

Rexroth opens up new fields of applications with planetary screw assemblies with new sizes. The drive elements with screw diameters up to 75 mm and leads up to…

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…