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Nanometer Precision 3-Channel Controller for miniature piezo inertia drives & actuators

Thursday, July 28, 2016

PI L.P.,announces the newest digital servo controller with 3-channels, offering greater flexibility for miniaturized precision positioning and handling tasks. Applications include precision alignment and automation, semiconductor technology, photonics,…

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New voice coil actuator delivers low hysteresis/low friction

Thursday, July 28, 2016

For some applications, inconsistent motion caused by excessive friction is simply not an option. BEI Kimco has developed a new Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) that provides extremely…

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Here we can see a hybrid single stack stepmotor-driven leadscrew-based series 43000 actuator from HaydonKerk with L/R drive produces 1.02 W.

FAQ: How to size and use stepper motors that integrate rotary-to-linear motion?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

No motor subtype satisfies all applications, as all have their own benefits and drawbacks. Even so, axes that need incremental strokes often use dc motors that are either…

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Thomson Increases Design Flexibility for Machine Engineers

Monday, July 25, 2016

Thomson Industries, Inc. has built upon its selection of miniature metric precision ball screws to include three common interface styles: flanged, threaded and rounded. This comprehensive offering equips…

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This force-speed curve for threaded-rod-type stepper-based linear actuators is a core piece of the actuator’s capability documentation.

FAQ: What’s the use of a force versus linear velocity chart?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Force versus linear velocity charts are mainly a tool for engineers specifying screw-based linear actuators. In short, the charts help engineers pick the actuator screw resolution after settling…

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Beam Deflection

How to calculate beam deflection (and when it matters)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

There are many situations in motion applications where a linear guide or actuator isn’t fully supported along its entire length. In these cases, deflection (due to the component’s…

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SCHUNK ELP Electric Linear Module

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The SCHUNK ELP can be adjusted in two simple steps making it the most user friendly electric linear module on the market! The end positions can be mechanically…

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Thomson FSI style Metric Precision Ball Screws now have faster delivery times

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Thomson Industries, Inc., has further enhanced its customer offerings in North America by utilizing its domestic manufacturing facilities to deliver high-quality, German-engineered metric ball screws with shorter lead…

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End Fixity Examples

How to choose end fixity conditions for screw applications

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ball and lead screw assemblies consist of three main components: the screw shaft, the ball nut, and the end support bearings. More than just an accessory, end support…

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Profiled Rail Rack & Pinion

Profiled rail + rack & pinion = integrated solution

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Profiled linear guides are typically used in conjunction with a drive system, such as a belt or ball screw, to provide rigid, accurate motion. When the specification calls…

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