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Make No Mistakes About Lead Error

Accuracy is an important criteria in ball screw selection. But with two production methods and four different standards governing ball screw accuracy, making the best selection for your…

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Nov
14

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PBC Linear and Moons’ to make linear actuators and systems

PBC Linear of Pacific Bearing Co. is a linear-motion and bearings manufacturer in Roscoe, Illinois, perhaps best known for its self-lubricating bearings. At the recent CIIF Show in…

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Nov
14

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We’ve Got You Covered: A Quick Guide to Platings and Coatings

Machine builders and end users have many factors to consider when choosing linear motion components and systems – travel length, speed, acceleration, positioning accuracy and repeatability, just to…

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Nov
11

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PTDA honors a distributor and a leading woman of industry

Last week, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), Chicago, named Kevin McCloskey the recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power-transmission and motion-control (PT/MC)…

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Nov
10

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Conveyors for every job

by Mike Hosch, P.E., Director of Product Development, Dorner Mfg. Co. New conveyor designs let you improve efficiency and productivity of equipment. Everyone knows what a conveyor is….

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Nov
7

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Switching from robot systems to Cartesian handling systems

By Jörg Tertünte and Lisa Endrijaitis, Festo Marketing Concepts The trend in conventional linear and rotational applications is moving away from robots to energy-efficient and cost-optimized systems, as…

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Nov
7

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Integrated measuring system with accuracy that rivals glass

IMS-I Integrated Measuring System From Rexroth: Precise, Robust, and Compact Fully integrated with accuracy that rivals a glass scale The newly enhanced IMS-I integrated measuring system from Rexroth…

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Nov
7

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Long Travel vs High Speed: Part 2

In a recent post, we discussed using ball screw supports as a way to overcome the tradeoff between long travel length and high speed in ball screw applications….

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Oct
30

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High accuracy, open frame, thermally stable galvo scanner

The highly repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors used on the AGV-HPO scanner systems can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view. With…

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Oct
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The One Thing You Need to Know About Linear Bearing Life

When selecting linear guides, have you ever seen a disclaimer in the catalog or on the manufacturer’s website regarding dynamic load capacities? It typically reads something like this: Dynamic load…

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Industry News

PTDA honors a distributor and a leading woman of industry

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Last week, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), Chicago, named Kevin McCloskey the recipient of its Warren Pike Award for lifetime achievement in the power-transmission and motion-control (PT/MC)…

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Integrated measuring system with accuracy that rivals glass

Friday, November 7, 2014

IMS-I Integrated Measuring System From Rexroth: Precise, Robust, and Compact Fully integrated with accuracy that rivals a glass scale The newly enhanced IMS-I integrated measuring system from Rexroth…

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Changes at Baldor: H2W acquires linear-motor lines

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Big news in the world of linear motion: H2W Technologies Inc., Santa Clarita, Calif., has acquired linear-motor product lines from Baldor. H2W claims 38 years of expertise in the…

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Dorner Appoints New Regional Sales Manager

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mike Wilkins has been appointed a Regional Sales Manager for Dorner Mfg. Corp. In this new position with Dorner, Wilkins will be working with sales channel partners and…

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Helix Linear Technologies Goes Live on Kenandy Cloud ERP

Monday, March 10, 2014

Helix Linear Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nook Industries, went live today on Kenandy Cloud ERP, the leading cloud ERP application for the global enterprise. Helix is in…

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Bishop-Wisecarver Hires New Vice President of Marketing

Monday, February 10, 2014

Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) recently announced the hiring of a new Vice President of Marketing. Scott McClintock, who started work in his new role last month, will create and…

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Key Linear Motion Design Details For Harsh Environments

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

By Kyle Thompson, Product Line Manager, Thomson Industries, Inc. Linear motion systems are exposed to a range of extreme industrial environments. Careful specification and selection of motion system…

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Exlar Expands Tritex II Linear Integrated Actuator Family

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Exlar Corporation, a Curtiss-Wright company, announces the expansion of its Tritex II integrated linear actuator family with a new 75 mm frame size. With forces to 1035 lbf…

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Bosch Rexroth Offers Educational Resource Kits

Monday, December 30, 2013

Bosch Rexroth is offering educational resource kits to help machine builders, systems integrators and manufacturing end-users address engineering challenges in factory automation, linear motion and mobile engineering. Packaged…

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Aerotech Reaches $1B Shipped Milestone

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

October 2013 marked the month when Aerotech, globally-known in motion control and precision electromechanical systems, surpassed $1 billion of product shipped since the company’s inception. Aerotech President Mark…