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Five Ways to Make Your Linear System Cleanroom Friendly

Friday, December 19, 2014

Implementing linear motion in a cleanroom presents a particularly difficult challenge, since motion – whether rolling or sliding – necessarily produces particles. But by understanding the sources that…

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Linear Motion in the Third Industrial Revolution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

According to The Economist magazine, a third revolution is coming for the manufacturing industry, ushered in by 3D printing, new materials, and collaborative manufacturing services. Anyone who has…

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Zip-type telescoping actuators help specialty applications

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

by Carol Herriges, Serapid Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich. One linear-motion actuator does away with magnetic parts so it works in applications sensitive to EMI and extra weight. Linear…

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Thomson recognized as 2014 Control Design Readers’ Choice in linear motion actuator/slide/guide category

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thomson Industries, Inc., has been recognized by the readers of Control Design magazine as the 2014 Readers’ Choice for technology excellence in the Linear Motion Actuator/Slide/Guide category. The…

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Belt-driven linear motion for high throughput

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thomson Industries Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, now manufactures its popular WH SpeedLine Linear Units in North America to reduce delivery times for customers. The…

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Linear Motor vs. Ball Screw

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

While ironless linear motors have been used in semiconductor and electronic applications for more than a decade, they are still viewed by many designers and OEMs as “niche”…

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Motorized lead screw range offers more thrust, smaller footprint & easier maintenance

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thomson Industries Inc., a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, introduces its new range of Motorized Lead Screws. The precision engineered units combine a hybrid stepper motor and…

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Economical direct drive linear motors feature: High speed, no backlash, and zero cogging!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MotiCont’s DDLMs (Direct Drive Linear Motors) eliminate backlash and provide an economical solution for users requiring high acceleration, high speed, and long life.  They are available in three…

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PBC Linear and Moons’ to make linear actuators and systems

Friday, November 14, 2014

PBC Linear of Pacific Bearing Co. is a linear-motion and bearings manufacturer in Roscoe, Illinois, perhaps best known for its self-lubricating bearings. At the recent CIIF Show in…

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We’ve Got You Covered: A Quick Guide to Platings and Coatings

Friday, November 14, 2014

Machine builders and end users have many factors to consider when choosing linear motion components and systems – travel length, speed, acceleration, positioning accuracy and repeatability, just to…

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