Metric Size Aluminum Mounting Clamps with Swivel Ball Joint

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 784 Metric Size, Aluminum Mounting Clamps with Swivel Ball Joint. The GN 784 aluminum mounting clamps, which are RoHS compliant, allow precise and variable adjustment of the ball pivot within the rotation range. This is a particular advantage when adjusting

Self-Retaining Ball Plungers Eliminate a Machining Step

Easily and securely installed by hand in an ordinary drill hole, self-retaining ball plungers from Carr Lane Mfg. Co. have a flexible design, and compensate for hole tolerances up to .008″. The slotted end of the thermoplastic body expands to compensate in an oversize hole. The sturdy shoulder of the press-fit ball plunger provides a

New High-Performance Linear Actuators Offer Precise Positioning with High Thrust

ATLANTA Drive Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new range of High-Performance Linear Actuators, offering precise linear positioning and high dynamic performance by means of a servo-worm reducer and precision ballscrew spindle. Linear speeds up to 590 inches per minute can be achieved with ballscrews diameters up to 50 mm and axial load capacities

QA1 releases staked design & quick connect/disconnect ball joints

QA1 Precision Products, Inc., is excited to release staked design ball joints and quick connect/disconnect style ball joints for the industrial market. In the widely used staked design ball joint, the tube is swaged around the ball for a metal-to-metal ball joint that doesn’t allow excessive play. QA1’s staked design ball joints include a rubber

Linear Motor vs. Ball Screw

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

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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Make No Mistakes About Lead Error

Accuracy is an important criteria in ball screw selection. But with two production methods and four different standards governing ball screw accuracy, making the best selection for your…

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

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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Long Travel vs High Speed: Part 2

In a recent post, we discussed using ball screw supports as a way to overcome the tradeoff between long travel length and high speed in ball screw applications….

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Three Ways to Save Space with Linear Actuators

Linear actuators are available in configurations that address virtually any application – rail, shaft, or cam roller guideway; screw, belt, or linear motor drive; with or without protective…

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High Moment Rodless Linear Actuator Series from Parker

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

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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How to Achieve Long Travel and High Speed with Ball Screws

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

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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PHD Introduces Low Cost Lead Screw Electric Linear Solutions

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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PHD Introduces Low Cost Lead Screw Electric Linear Solutions

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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Integrated XY Ball-Screw Stage for Cost-Sensitive Planar Performance

• Integrated, low-profile, XY, ball-screw stage • Long-life linear motion guide bearing system • Optional low thermal expansion glass linear encoder • Cost-effective, high-precision planar performance Aerotech’s PlanarSL…

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Ball Screws overview

A quick look at what ball screws are, and how to specify them.
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What are lead screws and how to specify them.

A quick look at what lead screws are, and how to specify them.
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Helix Linear Technologies Goes Live on Kenandy Cloud ERP

Helix Linear Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nook Industries, went live today on Kenandy Cloud ERP, the leading cloud ERP application for the global enterprise. Helix is in…

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Key Linear Motion Design Details For Harsh Environments

By Kyle Thompson, Product Line Manager, Thomson Industries, Inc. Linear motion systems are exposed to a range of extreme industrial environments. Careful specification and selection of motion system…

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Thomson Solution Delivers Smooth, Backlash-free “Horsepower”

The EquusCT from Artec Imaging is a patient position and CT scanning table with floating carousel that offers a high degree of maneuverability for veterinarians practicing equine healthcare….

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Innovative Glide Screw™ Technology from Thomson

Thomson introduces Glide Screw™ – a new mechanical linear motion solution that combines the features of a linear bearing and a lead screw into a single, compact package….

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Festo Adds a Heavy Duty Unit to its Popular EGC Line

EGC model toothed belt and ball screw electric actuators from Festo deliver high speed, response, and dynamic rigidity. The new EGC-HD (heavy duty) model builds on those capabilities…

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Steinmeyer Revamps Home Page

Steinmeyer announced that it has redesigned its corporate home page. The site now allows users to be able to navigate more easily and efficiently to any of the three core competence centers that make up the Steinmeyer group, which are ball screws, precision stages and metrology products. Once users click on the particular area of