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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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Mar
3

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Trends in linear-motion devices

Technology improvements continue to elevate the performance of linear-motion setups. When we asked industry experts about this trend, all identified the same driving markets—packaging and medical—but different technologies…

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Mar
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Small to big, conveyors get job-specific features

Today’s conveyors perform better than ever thanks to material advances and modular designs tailored to applications. That’s true of miniature conveyors for discrete product sorting, extra-large conveyors for…

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Mar
2

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NB High-speed-ball-screw

Top ballscrew trends: More capacity and miniaturization

Ballscrews are a mainstay in motion applications, partly because their performance is so predictable, and they’re relatively easy to design into machinery. Over the last few years, advances…

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Mar
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ServoSpline

Linear Stage Features New Drive Mechanism

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…

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Feb
27

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Festo-3d-Gantry

When Do You Need a Gantry Robot?

When you think of an industrial robot, what comes to mind? Probably something like this… Articulated robots like these are widely recognized, thanks to car company commercials and robot dance sequences….

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Feb
23

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Screw Preload Examples

A User’s Guide to Preload

Applications that use linear bearings or ball screws often require precise positioning, which means that the motion components must be rigid. And while recirculating ball guides and screws…

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Feb
16

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Gudel Trackmotion

How to make your linear motion technology easy to maintain

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…

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Feb
5

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High-Class Rails

I once overheard a colleague, relatively new to linear motion and eager to be helpful, tell a customer, “H stands for our high-class rail.” While the thought of…

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Feb
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PHD’s new modular electric slide provides flexibility for system design

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…

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Industry News

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…

H2W-Aquires-Baldor-Brushless Motors 320

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…

Aerotech QNP-XY Piezo Stages_1

XY piezo nanopositioning stages for extreme precision applications

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The new QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages from Aerotech provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment….

Amacoil

Zero backlash indexing drive nut is also jam proof

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Amacoil-Uhing Model RS drive nut provides smooth backlash-free linear motion in machine design. Unlike a screw, the RS drive nut runs on a smooth shaft without threads….

DornerTH

USDA recertifies Dorner’s AquaPruf® 7400 ultimate series conveyor

Monday, January 5, 2015

The United States Department of Agriculture has recertified Dorner Manufacturing’s AquaPruf® 7400 Ultimate Series conveyor platform for meeting all the necessary hygiene requirements for the design of mechanical…

ExlarTH

FT SeriesTM product line expands with new FT45

Monday, January 5, 2015

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced the expansion of its Exlar FT Series™ universal electric rod style linear actuator product line with the release of the FT45 model. The…