Engineering Resources

7.5 resources every design engineer should have

Friday, February 5, 2016

A design engineer often has to be a jack-of-all-trades, with good working knowledge of statics, dynamics, materials, and manufacturing, in addition to their “real” area of expertise (packaging,…

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Iron Core Linear Motors

What are iron core linear motors?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Linear motors are often classified as either ironless or iron core, referring to how their primary parts are constructed. Ironless linear motors have a primary made of windings…

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New video — Internet of Things (IoT) in linear motion

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The latest trend in machinery design is to take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its many benefits. Internet connected “smart” technology is found in connectivity,…

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Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions releases 2016 linear motion catalog and design guide

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a brand of AMETEK® Precision Motion Control, has released its new linear motion Catalog and Design Guide, revised for 2016. The new catalog has…

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ABB introduces new platform for robots and transfer applications

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ABB has introduced the IRBT 2005, a flexible, compact and modular medium track motion platform for both robots and transfer applications. It is designed to accommodate rapid product…

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Four technical articles about linear-axis options

Friday, January 22, 2016

Our site here at is part of the Design World Network. So, while we house an extensive online library covering linear-axis motion in technical articles, our sister site…

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Online app has guides and calculators for selecting jacks, cylinders and bearings

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, now offers a DesignGuidePro application, which lets engineers and designers quickly find the appropriate worm gear jack, bevel gear…

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Positioning piezo stage for microscopes offers nanometer precision at high speeds

Thursday, January 21, 2016

100 μm closed-loop and 120 μm open-loop travels with custom travels available Aerotech’s QFOCUS™ QF1 piezo nanopositioning stage offers microscope objective and optics positioning with nanometer-level precision at…

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Servo Motor

Servo motor basics

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Technically, the term “servo” refers to a function rather than a specific type of device. A servo system is one in which the system’s error (in positioning, speed,…

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Enhanced Thomson website offers rich library of mechanical motion products

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thomson Industries, a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has launched a new, multilingual website that improves access to its extensive library of mechanical motion product and…

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