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Linear Motors Explained

The use of linear motors in industries as diverse as packaging and semiconductor manufacturing is a testament to their suitability for a wide range of applications. In recent…

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Standard ball screws now available from Nook Industries

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, proudly offers a complete line of standard ball screw products. An upgrade from acme screws, ball screws…

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Linear motion tips for food and beverage applications

It’s not hard to understand why applications in the food and beverage industry are especially challenging for linear motion systems. Food processing and packaging equipment must simultaneously meet high throughput requirements…

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3d printed hand for amputees uses Firgelli’s miniature actuators

Youbionic’s artificial hand intended for amputees uses Firgelli’s PQ12-P Linear Actuator with Feedback. Product Details Miniature Linear Actuators with 20mm stroke, and built in position feedback potentiometer. Apply positive voltage to extend and negative to retract. Connect to the internal potentiometer to read the position feedback.   NOTE: Turn your PQ12 -P into a Linear

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Bevel gear screw jack system for variety of specifications and duty cycles.

Nook Industries’ line of bevel gear screw jack systems, under the ActionJac brand, is available in many configurations.  Available in machine and ball models, all bevel gear screw…

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Tips for selecting and applying telescoping linear bearings

Profiled rail and round shaft linear bearings are ideal for applications that require long stroke lengths in a fixed footprint. But if the design calls for a bearing…

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Low cost, high precision vertical lift stage

The AT10-120 motorized vertical stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a high resolution, low profile, high load vertical lift stage that can be easily integrated into…

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Two-Axis Gear-Drive Gimbal from Aerotech

AMG-GR gear-driven motorized gimbals provide economical, high-accuracy elevation-over-azimuth positioning. The AMG-GR is available in a variety of standard travel ranges in both azimuth and elevation to fit any…

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Programmable actuators available with ball screws or Acme screws, and servo or stepper-drive systems.

Nook Industries’ line of Series 500 programmable actuators are designed for continuous duty and long service life. The Series 500 uses a direct or toothed-belt drive for better…

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ATEX rated explosion-proof linear actuators

Curtiss-Wright Corporation has expanded its Exlar® linear actuator line to include the EL120 explosion-proof linear actuators. The EL120 linear actuators meet ATEX requirements for use in potentially explosive atmospheres…

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New video demonstrates how to synchronize multiple lifting columns

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a new video to demonstrate how design engineers can synchronize multiple Thomson Lifting Columns quickly and easily….

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Happy Earth Day! How designers and engineers can make a difference

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Industrial sector was responsible for 51 percent of global energy consumption in 2011 (the latest year for which figures are…

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Nook Industries offers caged ball profiled rails for linear guidance

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, introduces caged ball profile rails for linear guidance. Caged ball chains provide reduced friction and lower noise…

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What happens when you combine a planetary gear with a ball screw?

Answer: You get a planetary roller screw. Replacing the recirculating balls of a ball screw with grooved rollers results in a precision drive mechanism with extremely high load capacity,…

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Miniature linear ball rails from Nook Industries for high-speed running capacity

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, has launched a new miniature linear ball rail ideally suited for high-speed, belt-driven mechanisms and carrier designs…

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Increase uptime by controlling energy and vibration

by Chris Kudla, Senior Application Engineer, ITT Enidine Energy absorption products, such as shock absorbers and vibration isolators, can help maintain speed and throughput while keeping linear motion…

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Nook Industries offers complete line of Series 500™ Programmable Actuators

Nook Industries offers a complete line of Series 500 programmable actuators designed for continuous duty and long service life. The Series 500 incorporates a direct or toothed-belt drive…

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Three critical factors for servo motor sizing

Selecting the right servo motor for a linear motion system is a complex task, beginning with initial assumptions and component selections, which must be checked through a series of…

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Direct drive combines linear and rotary motions

by Ernst Blumer, LinMot & MagSpring Linear-rotary motors provide users with greater on-the-fly process flexibility. Linear-rotary motions are required in many machine applications, such as carton closing or…

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How to reduce energy use of conveyor systems

Conveyors make up a significant part of most assembly and automation systems, not only in size, but also in terms of energy consumption. Think about it – they often…

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How to reduce energy use of conveyor systems

Conveyors make up a significant part of most assembly and automation systems, not only in size, but also in terms of energy consumption. Think about it – they often…

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Low cost, high precision linear voice coil stages from MOtiCOnt

MOtiCOnt’s VCDS-051-089-01 series linear motion voice coil stages feature a voice coil motor, a ball bearing linear slide, home switch, and an integral optical quadrature encoder with differential…

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New sealed linear actuators for lighter loads

Bell-Everman is now offering a new compact model of their SLS sealed linear stage that keeps contamination such as manufacturing debris, particulate or liquid contaminants outside of the…

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Dorner exhibits two new conveyor systems at Automate 2015

Dorner Mfg. is now offering pallet system options for both its 2200 Series SmartFlex and 2200 Series Precision Move conveyor systems for accurate positioning and routing of parts…

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Making an IMPACT on conveyor design

Assembly equipment, such as conveyors and workstations, presents a particularly difficult challenge to configure. Designs must accommodate existing building layout and structural elements, while providing an ergonomic workspace…

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