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High Moment Rodless Linear Actuator Series from Parker

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division announce the release of the High Moment Rodless (HMR) electromechanical linear actuator series. The HMR represents one of the most versatile actuator lines on…

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How Seals Extend the Life of Linear Systems

Friday, October 10, 2014

When selecting a linear system – ball screw, linear guide, or actuator – most of the focus is on application data such as load, speed, travel, and duty…

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Actuators ensure efficient design of off-highway equipment

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

by Håkan Persson, Global Product Line Manager, Industrial Linear Actuators, Thomson When engineers were challenged to improve farm equipment efficiency, they turned to linear actuators. Trends in designing…

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Best practices for selecting and sizing linear guide wheels

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

by Leslie Lui, Mechanical Design Engineer, Bishop Wisecarver, Inc., Pittsburg, Cal. When it comes to linear guide wheels, here’s what you need to know to ensure a smooth…

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How to Achieve Long Travel and High Speed with Ball Screws

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If you need a linear motion system that can travel at high speed over long lengths, what solutions come to mind first? Belt drives? Rack and pinion systems?…

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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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