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TS5 Pallet Conveyor Systems

How to reduce energy use of conveyor systems

Conveyors make up a significant part of most assembly and automation systems, not only in size, but also in terms of energy consumption. Think about it – they often…

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Mar
24

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MOtiCOnt Voice Coil Stage

Low cost, high precision linear voice coil stages from MOtiCOnt

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…

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Mar
24

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Bell-Everman SLS Stage

New sealed linear actuators for lighter loads

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…

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Mar
23

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Dorner SmartFlex Pallet Systems

Dorner exhibits two new conveyor systems at Automate 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…

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Mar
20

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Glide-Line Conveyor Sizing

Making an IMPACT on conveyor design

Assembly equipment, such as conveyors and workstations, presents a particularly difficult challenge to configure. Designs must accommodate existing building layout and structural elements, while providing an ergonomic workspace…

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Mar
18

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Rollon acquires Tecno Center

Rollon Corp. has expanded its global linear actuator and cartesian robot offering with the acquisition of Italian company Tecno Center. “The Tecno Center acquisition enables us to deliver…

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Mar
13

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Decisions

When to use cam roller guides. (Hint: it’s more often than you think.)

With so many linear guide choices—from roller rails to plastic wheels—deciding which technology is right for your application can be difficult. On one hand, not every application requires…

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Mar
10

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Hardened Way Slide

Hardened way slides provide durability for long-life operations

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…

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Mar
6

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How to pick dovetail slides for durable designs

Christopher J Hetzer, CEO, Gilman USA The geometry of dovetail slides improves the precision of in-line movements for some machines. Dovetail-slide assemblies go into applications that need accurate…

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Mar
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Nitride-Plus hardened steel linear rail system from LM76

LM76’s new DEFENDER 1 Nitride-Plus Linear Rail (LMNP Series) roller block and rail system is Nitride Plus hardened is strong, corrosion resistant, low cost, and easy to install….

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Industry News

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…

nexen-rail-brake-2

How to select and apply rail brakes

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

By Alex Thell, Mechanical Engineer, Nexen Group Linear guide rail brakes play a critical role in many linear motion applications by ensuring that the guide carriage and payload…

RSF MS 15

Advanced Features Set New Tiny Linear Encoder Apart

Monday, January 26, 2015

RSF Elektronik has released the MS 15 optical kit style linear encoder with the most advanced features available in the smallest mechanical profile in the industry. Available in…

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H2W Technologies Manufactures Brushless Linear Motors

Friday, January 16, 2015

With the recent acquisition of the Baldor linear motion product line, H2W Technologies has begun manufacturing brushless linear motors in its Santa Clarita, CA facility. With extensive experience…