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ETEL Offers an Ironless Line of Linear Motors

ETEL presents its line of ironless high-speed linear motors, the ILF and the ILM series. Built for use in the semiconductor and electronics industry, this line of ironless linear…

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Oct
10

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How Seals Extend the Life of Linear Systems

When selecting a linear system – ball screw, linear guide, or actuator – most of the focus is on application data such as load, speed, travel, and duty…

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Oct
8

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Actuators ensure efficient design of off-highway equipment

by Håkan Persson, Global Product Line Manager, Industrial Linear Actuators, Thomson When engineers were challenged to improve farm equipment efficiency, they turned to linear actuators. Trends in designing…

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Oct
7

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Best practices for selecting and sizing linear guide wheels

by Leslie Lui, Mechanical Design Engineer, Bishop Wisecarver, Inc., Pittsburg, Cal. When it comes to linear guide wheels, here’s what you need to know to ensure a smooth…

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How to Achieve Long Travel and High Speed with Ball Screws

If you need a linear motion system that can travel at high speed over long lengths, what solutions come to mind first? Belt drives? Rack and pinion systems?…

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Sep
30

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AMETEK Factory Automation Launches Enhanced Linear Displacement Transducer

Reliable and Rugged LDT Offers Expanded Stroke Range and Improved Shock and Vibration Performance AMETEK factory automation has re-launched its versatile GEMCO® 955 eBrik II™ Linear Displacement Transducer…

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Sep
23

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Linear Actuator

by Danielle Collins, Contributing Editor You’re working on an application that requires linear motion – maybe it’s a pick-and-place assembly system, a packaging line, or a gantry for…

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Sep
16

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See Dorner’s major convention platforms in action

The new Next Generation 3200 Series Conveyor is just one of many platforms Dorner Mfg. is exhibiting in booth No. 5336 at PACK EXPO 2014, Nov. 2-5, at…

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Sep
16

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Low Cost, High Speed Linear Roller Blocks & Rail Systems

LM76 is the exclusive distributor of SAIBO Linear Motion Systems in the US. SAIBO SB-LGA Roller Block and Rail Systems feature: Low noise, smooth travel, high speed to…

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Sep
16

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Parker Expands XE Line of Linear Actuators

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division has expanded its XE line of linear actuators to include the 401 XE. The new 401 XE is now the smallest ball screw driven…

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Industry News

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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…

Kenandy

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…

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igus® sponsors 21st annual BEST™ Robotics competition

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The 21st annual BEST™ Robotics competition has kicked off at hub locations across the country. This year marks igus’ ninth season as a nationwide product sponsor in the…

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Fresh on the Table: Polymers for Increased Food Safety

Friday, September 13, 2013

Designers and operators of food production lines must adhere to strict food hygiene regulations from the FDA to ensure consumers can buy food safely. This includes avoiding any…

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igus keeps moving

Monday, July 29, 2013

igus is continuing its growth trend. Despite difficult market conditions in 2012, igus managed to increase turnover by five percent and finished the year on a record high….