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Basics of rigid-chain actuators

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rigid-chain actuators work by pairing a drive (usually an electric motor) with a length of chain sporting shoulders on each link. The motor output shaft—fitted with a specialty sprocket…

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IMS-A integrated linear measuring system from Rexroth: Absolute, inductive and precise

Friday, May 20, 2016

Whether in machining operations, 3D printing or electronic handling, ever-greater accuracy and availability are essential. The new Rexroth IMS-A linear measuring system — integrated in linear guides — is…

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How to calculate motor drive torque for ball screws

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

When sizing a motor, one of the most important factors is the required torque. In general, motor torque-speed curves outline two primary areas of permissible torque: continuous and…

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Tubular linear motors for gantry applications

Friday, May 13, 2016

Linear motors are often thought of as either flat or U-channel designs. But tubular, or shaft-type, linear motors have a construction principle that provides higher efficiency and makes them…

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Moment of inertia: area or mass?

Friday, May 6, 2016

Moment of inertia is an important parameter when sizing and selecting a linear system. But it’s critical to know which type of inertia—planar moment of inertia or mass moment…

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The AZ60-A motorized vertical elevator stage from Optimal Engineering Systems (OES) is a low-profile 183.7 x 80 x 38 to 42-mm stage. It works for low-cost, high resolution, wedge-type elevator applications needing precise vertical positioning.

Motion trends update: Positioning stages lead charge to pragmatic design

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Positioning stages today can satisfy specific and demanding output requirements. That’s because customized integration and the latest in motion programming now help stages get incredible accuracy and synchronization….

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What’s the difference between accuracy and repeatability?

Friday, April 29, 2016

There are numerous ways to classify the performance of linear positioning devices such as ball screws, belts, and rack and pinion systems, but the terminology can be confusing….

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Wide linear-motion systems resist roll, pitch, and yaw

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The stable platforms of SAIBO SB-LGC Linear Motion Systems have a wide profile so have high moment (roll, pitch, and yaw) load capacities. They are available exclusively from LM76…

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New 24V integrated electric actuators rated to 100 N thrust

Friday, April 22, 2016

Servo2Go.com has just added new additions to its broad range of cost-effective 24V electric linear actuators from Dyadic Systems.  The SCN5 series actuators are compact yet powerful integrated…

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Tolomatic hygienic electric cylinder delivers more force, longer service life

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tolomatic ERD all-stainless hygienic electric actuators with new roller screw choice are designed for 100 percent duty cycle and can be deployed in the most demanding of applications, including food…

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