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Rusted machine

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
29

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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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Jul
27

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RMS Torque Equation

Why RMS torque is important for motor sizing

Servo motor performance is highly influenced by the motor’s ability to dissipate heat and avoid thermal overload, which can damage internal components and even demagnetize the magnets. Internal thermal…

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Jul
24

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Round Shaft and Profiled Rail

Round shaft or profiled rail? How to choose.

When designing a linear motion system, engineers have two primary choices in recirculating linear guides—round shaft or profiled rail. Choosing the wrong linear motion system can be a…

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Jul
20

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NEXEN-Roller-Pinion

Choose the best linear positioning device for your application

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…

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Jul
14

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Nook Industries Actionjac

Nook Industries offers complete line of worm gear screw jacks

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…

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Jul
13

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PBC Linear Compact Series

Compact Series from PBC Linear offers low profile linear motion solutions

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…

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Jul
13

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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

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…

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Jul
7

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Inertia Momentum

What’s the difference between inertia and momentum?

The concepts of inertia and momentum are often confused—possibly due to the similarity of their definitions. Inertia is generally described as an object’s resistance to motion, with momentum being the…

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Jul
6

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PHD-Optimax-linear-actuator

PHD releases two new linear slides

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

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Industry News

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…

XSlide - XN10-0120 Motorized

Compact Stages for Scanning and Indexing

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Velmex XSlide assembly is a compact positioning stage highly suitable for high performance incrementing and scanning of smaller loads. Its compact design makes it ideal for limited…

PBC-Linear-Hevi-Rail-cutaway

On the straight and narrow

Friday, May 29, 2015

by Mark Huebner, PBC Linear Minimize corrosion and maximize the life of linear roller bearing systems by following a few simple guidelines on lubrication. Linear roller bearing systems…