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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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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Machine wash down

Linear motion tips for food and beverage applications

Friday, June 5, 2015

It’s not hard to understand why applications in the food and beverage industry are especially challenging for linear motion systems. Food processing and packaging equipment must simultaneously meet high throughput requirements…

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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…

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Thomson prism guide video 75dpi

New video shows the benefits of prism guided linear units in wash-down applications

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new video to showcase the benefits of its prism guided linear units for wash-down…

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Column Buckling

How to avoid ball screw buckling

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Imagine two columns—one short and wide and the other long and narrow. As you begin to put weight on them, the long narrow column gradually begins to bend,…

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Parker releases a new line of miniature linear motor positioners

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Parker’s Electromechanical Division North America is pleased to announce the release of the mSR (miniature square rail) positioner. The mSR series of miniature, dual square rail guided, linear…

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Vertical Lift Stage

Low cost, high precision vertical lift stage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The AT10-120 motorized vertical stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, low profile, high load vertical lift stage that can be easily integrated into…

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Programmable actuators available with ball screws or Acme screws, and servo or stepper-drive systems.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nook Industries’ line of Series 500 programmable actuators are designed for continuous duty and long service life. The Series 500 uses a direct or toothed-belt drive for better…

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Exlar EL120 Electromechanical Actuator

ATEX rated explosion-proof linear actuators

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has expanded its Exlar® linear actuator line to include the EL120 explosion-proof linear actuators. The EL120 linear actuators meet ATEX requirements for use in potentially explosive atmospheres…

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