Tolomatic Expands Low-cost ERD Actuator Line and Increases Force

Tolomatic’s ERD electric cylinders are now available in six body sizes, expanding the force range from 500 lbf (2.22 kN) to 4,500 lbf (20.03 kN). The ERD is…

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igus® sponsors 21st annual BEST™ Robotics competition

The 21st annual BEST™ Robotics competition has kicked off at hub locations across the country. This year marks igus’ ninth season as a nationwide product sponsor in the…

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New Max Jac® Electric Linear Actuator from Thomson

Thomson introduces Max Jac® – a heavy-duty linear actuator that delivers reliable and virtually maintenance free operation while maintaining accuracy in the harshest application conditions. The IP69K rated…

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University of CA Irvine’s Aeroacoustic Laboratory uses DryLin®

Students from the University of California, Irvine used DryLin T profile rail guides donated by igus® as part of The Geared Turbofan Project, designed to study the noise…

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Compact Vertical Translation Stage Offers 0.05 µm Motion

Aerotech’s MPS-SV series lift stages provide high-performance elevation motion in a compact, cost-effective design. These lift stages are engineered for applications ranging from laboratory research to high-reliability production…

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MISUMI Offers Wide Range of Linear Guides

MISUMI USA, Inc., a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation, part of MISUMI Group, Inc. (Tokyo: 9962), will display its extensive portfolio of Linear Guides at PACK EXPO 2013, Booth…

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Fresh on the Table: Polymers for Increased Food Safety

Designers and operators of food production lines must adhere to strict food hygiene regulations from the FDA to ensure consumers can buy food safely. This includes avoiding any…

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Compact Linear Translation Stage for Nanopositioning

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP offers a new type of positioning stage based on a miniaturized ceramic inertia drive. The PI miCos LPS-45 linear translation stage is designed to…

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group Will Exhibit at Chrysler Matchmaker Event

Release provided by Bishop-Wisecarver Bishop-Wisecarver Group, a WBENC certified woman-owned family of companies who work with manufacturers to engineers, produce, and build custom complex assemblies, linear motion solutions…

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One-for-all: Technically Advanced Energy Chains®

igus will unveil E4-1, one of its newest Energy Chain cable carriers, during the forthcoming Pack Expo from September 23-25, 2013 at booth S5552. E4-1 combines the features…

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Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus to be featured on HGTV’s Extreme Homes

Virginia Tech University’s Lumenhaus, an 800 square foot energy-optimized and sustainable “smart” home that was the first place winner of the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe, is slated to…

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Stainless Steel Linear Actuators Convert Rotary Motion Into Precise Linear Motion

Zero-Max is now offering Roh’lix linear actuators made from stainless steel for use in operations where cleanliness is a priority. Used to convert rotary motion to linear travel,…

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igus keeps moving

igus is continuing its growth trend. Despite difficult market conditions in 2012, igus managed to increase turnover by five percent and finished the year on a record high….

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How to specify a ball screw

Ball screws are available in a range of types, styles, and sizes. A few tips, though, will help you match the right ball screw with the right application….

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Maximize Machine Performance with 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. The…

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Pitch adjustment option for linear drive enhances accuracy and linear speed control

Amacoil/Uhing has introduced a new option for Uhing RG linear drives which enables extremely fine adjustment to the linear pitch of the drive unit. Using the new control…

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HEIDENHAIN Linear Encoder Perfect for Linear Motors

HEIDENHAIN announces its miniature incremental exposed linear encoders, the LIF400 Series, designed especially for linear motor applications.  With its postage-stamp size scanning unit and very high accuracy, these…

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Introducing Materials in Motion Guide from Thomson

Thomson introduces Materials in Motion – a new guide to innovative motion solutions from Thomson for building better, faster and smarter material handling equipment. The guide provides an…

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MiHow2 Video: Extending Cable And Hose Life In A Dynamic Cable Carrier

Motion Industries has released a new video on their “MiHow2” channel, the product/application solutions series.  The instructive video series’ goal is to share practical industrial applications that viewers…

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Nexen’s Stainless Steel Line of Roller Pinion System

Nexen has expanded its offering of Roller Pinion System (RPS) by adding a full line of stainless steel racks. The RPS is already known for its high positional…

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How bearings fail—a closer look at electric current damage

Last month, we looked at how corrosion contributes to bearing failure. This month we will examine electric current damage. Random electrical currents, which come from multiple sources, such…

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Linear MOTIONEERING: Linear Guide Components from Thomson

Thomson introduces Linear MOTIONEERING: Linear Guide Components. The latest addition to the company’s robust family of Linear MOTIONEERING and other design tools, Linear MOTIONEERING: Linear Guide Components enables…

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Standard-Setting Absolute Linear Encoder Now Available with Fanuc Interface

HEIDENHAIN’s LC 200 linear encoder continues to set the standard in linear measurement on long machine tool axes.  Now available with a Fanuc interface, this encoder is increasing…

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New generation of micro-chains

igus has given its micro cable carriers a facelift. Neat design features, such as a new double-stop dog system, make the latest E2 Micro chain even sturdier and…

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Bishop-Wisecarver to Exhibit at the WBENC 2013 National Conference

Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a WBENC certified woman-owned family of companies who works with manufacturers to engineer, manufacture, and build linear and rotary motion solutions, custom complex assemblies, and…

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