Lever

A user’s guide to sensors and switches

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Users have an array of choices when it comes to choosing sensors for electromechanical actuators. Some actuator manufactures offer one or two varieties of sensors as standard options,…

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thomson-leadscrews

Don’t rule out leadscrews

Thursday, August 20, 2015

by Robert Lipsett, Site Leader and Engineering Manager, Thomson Industries Here we explain where leadscrews excel in linear-motion applications. Then we explain how to apply them. Ballscrews are…

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PHD LInear Slide

New economical linear slide from PHD

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Inertia Momentum

What’s the difference between inertia and momentum?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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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PHD releases two new linear slides

Monday, July 6, 2015

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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Flowchart

A selection guide for linear systems

Monday, June 29, 2015

Gone are the days when machine designers and builders had to choose between constructing their own linear system from scratch or settling for a limited range of pre-assembled systems that,…

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Tolomatic-ERD10-CUTAWAY

Electric actuators vs. pneumatic cylinders: Total cost of ownership

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

by Aaron Dietrich, Tolomatic Calculate product yield and utility and maintenance costs for a technology’s service life, and do it early in the process of specifying equipment. Pneumatic-cylinder…

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