Chieftek CLS linear-motor stages excel in precision applications

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Chieftek Precision Co., Ltd. now sells Compact Linear Stages — CLS modules — for use in precision applications. Compared to traditional ballscrew modules, CLS linear-motor stages use direct…

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Motion systems application examples: Ballscrew applications from mainstream to extreme

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

By Miles Budimir • Ballscrews are a tried and true linear motion component. They best suit applications needing light, smooth motion; applications requiring precise positioning; and when heavy loads…

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Linear Actuators: Pneumatic or Electric?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Electrons or air molecules? That’s not a question you hear very often, but it’s one that engineers and designers wrestle with when developing a new machine or process….

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Can stack: Can do

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

by Anant Bhalerao, Product Line Manager, Stepper Motors, Portescap Can stack linear actuators are a good go-to solution for many linear motion systems, including modern stage lighting systems….

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keyed shafts

Transmitting torque with keyed shafts

Friday, November 13, 2015

Power transmission between two rotating components requires a secure connection between the shaft of the driving component, and the hub of the mating part. One way to ensure torque…

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New precision linear stepper stage from PI

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces the L-511 linear stage series featuring minimum incremental motion as small as 0.02 µm. With travel ranges to 155 mm (6 in.), this 2-phase…

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Pull Ups

Five things to consider in vertical applications

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Mounting orientation is one the core considerations when sizing and selecting a linear actuator. Depending on the type of linear guides used, some actuators can support higher downward…

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air bearings

Air bearing basics

Friday, October 30, 2015

Bearings are often thought of as mechanical rolling or sliding elements, but linear (or rotary) bearings can also use a thin film of pressurized air to support a…

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Linear Motor Commutation

What is linear motor commutation?

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The process of linear motor commutation is not well understood and is often glossed over, but it has a significant effect on performance. Motor force (torque in a rotary…

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Linear Actuator

Parker announces North American production of high moment rodless linear actuator series

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Now manufactured in the USA, the HMR attains greatly improved lead times and new customization options. Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, is pleased…

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