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Can Lead Screws Outperform Ball Screws?

Lead screws are often regarded as the less expensive alternative to ball screws – suitable only for light-duty applications with low precision requirements. While it’s true that ball…

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H2W Technologies Manufactures Brushless Linear Motors

With the recent acquisition of the Baldor linear motion product line, H2W Technologies has begun manufacturing brushless linear motors in its Santa Clarita, CA facility. With extensive experience…

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Three Reasons to Use Roller Rail Guides

Roller rail guides, which use cylindrical or barrel-shaped rollers instead of spherical balls for the load–bearing elements, are typically associated with machine tool applications. But the performance benefits…

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XY piezo nanopositioning stages for extreme precision applications

The new QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages from Aerotech provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment….

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Zero backlash indexing drive nut is also jam proof

The Amacoil-Uhing Model RS drive nut provides smooth backlash-free linear motion in machine design. Unlike a screw, the RS drive nut runs on a smooth shaft without threads….

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USDA recertifies Dorner’s AquaPruf® 7400 ultimate series conveyor

The United States Department of Agriculture has recertified Dorner Manufacturing’s AquaPruf® 7400 Ultimate Series conveyor platform for meeting all the necessary hygiene requirements for the design of mechanical…

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FT SeriesTM product line expands with new FT45

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced the expansion of its Exlar FT Series™ universal electric rod style linear actuator product line with the release of the FT45 model. The…

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Linear Motion in the Third Industrial Revolution

According to The Economist magazine, a third revolution is coming for the manufacturing industry, ushered in by 3D printing, new materials, and collaborative manufacturing services. Anyone who has…

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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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