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Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Linear Actuator

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

by Danielle Collins, Contributing Editor You’re working on an application that requires linear motion – maybe it’s a pick-and-place assembly system, a packaging line, or a gantry for…

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See Dorner’s major convention platforms in action

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The new Next Generation 3200 Series Conveyor is just one of many platforms Dorner Mfg. is exhibiting in booth No. 5336 at PACK EXPO 2014, Nov. 2-5, at…

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Parker Expands XE Line of Linear Actuators

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division has expanded its XE line of linear actuators to include the 401 XE. The new 401 XE is now the smallest ball screw driven…

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What You Need to Know about the 2:1 Ratio

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

by Jonathan R. Schroeder, Engineer The Binding Ratio is a frequently misunderstood mechanical principle, with common misconceptions still causing stalling and application failure. A closer look at the…

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PHD Introduces Low Cost Lead Screw Electric Linear Solutions

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PHD, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, is pleased to offer a new, lower cost lead screw version of its series of PHD Plus™ line of electric…

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EAS & EAC Series Linear Actuators and Motorized Cylinders

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Oriental Motor USA is proud to introduce our newest and most cost effective linear actuators, the EAS Series motorized linear slides and the EAC Series motorized cylinders. Capable…

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9 Tips for Specifying Actuators for Heavy Duty Packaging Applications

Thursday, July 3, 2014

By Bob Ward, Product Manager, Actuators, Rollon USA Actuators are useful in a range of industrial applications. Each application, though, has unique requirements of these devices. These tips…

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Dorner’s Next Generation 3200 Series Modular Belt Conveyor

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dorner is launching the next generation in the 3200 Series platform, giving customers more options and added flexibility to serve a greater range of markets, including industrial, packaging…

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Plastic conveyor chains for safe transport

Monday, May 5, 2014

iwis drive systems, Indianapolis, is presenting SafeTopChain conveyor chains from Flexon for the first time at this year’s CeMAT in Hanover, Germany. The closed upper surface of these…

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Curtiss-Wright Implements PROFINET IO Communications on Tritex II

Monday, April 14, 2014

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) announced that its Exlar business units will implement the PROFINET IO with its Tritex II actuators. PROFINET is the Ethernet based automation standard of PROFIBUS…

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