Miniature voice coil actuators

Monday, June 27, 2016

H2W Technologies offers miniature versions of both moving coil and moving magnet voice coil actuators.  Plus the company offers custom designed solutions to meet application specifications. H2W has…

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Tolomatic belt-drive actuator handles harsh environments

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tolomatic’s family of MXB electric belt-drive actuators includes a new solid bearing load-carrying design ideal for harsh environments. The trapezoidal solid bearing provides a rigid, long-lasting bearing system…

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servo system

A servo system glossary for the mechanical engineer

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mechanical engineers are typically charged with designing, building, and applying a linear motion system for a specific machine or process. In doing so, our main concern is with…

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Festo streamlines selection, assembly, and commissioning of electrical axes

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Optimized Motion Series of packaged linear and rotary electrical axes solutions, introduced by Festo, helps lower OEM overhead by speeding up specification, assembly, and commissioning of axes….

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Aerotech QNPHD Series

High dynamic linear piezo nanopositioning stages

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Aerotech’s QNP linear piezo nanopositioning stages provide the benefits of both a stage and actuator in one compact, high stiffness package. With a direct metrology, capacitive sensor feedback option,…

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Hayward Flow Control electric actuators for linear motion

New HRS Series industrial electric actuators from Hayward Flow Control

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hayward Flow Control now sells HRS Series Quarter Turn Electric Actuator family. The HRS Series is the result of years of listening to customers’ feedback and requirements, combined…

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Basics of rigid-chain actuators

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rigid-chain actuators work by pairing a drive (usually an electric motor) with a length of chain sporting shoulders on each link. The motor output shaft—fitted with a specialty sprocket…

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IMS-A integrated linear measuring system from Rexroth: Absolute, inductive and precise

Friday, May 20, 2016

Whether in machining operations, 3D printing or electronic handling, ever-greater accuracy and availability are essential. The new Rexroth IMS-A linear measuring system — integrated in linear guides — is…

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BWC xla15

How to calculate motor drive torque for ball screws

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

When sizing a motor, one of the most important factors is the required torque. In general, motor torque-speed curves outline two primary areas of permissible torque: continuous and…

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Tubular linear motors for gantry applications

Friday, May 13, 2016

Linear motors are often thought of as either flat or U-channel designs. But tubular, or shaft-type, linear motors have a construction principle that provides higher efficiency and makes them…

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