This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
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Selecting an appropriate actuator product for a motion control project might seem like a daunting task because there are many possible component combinations including several types of linear guides, several types of drive mechanisms, many physical sizes and load capacities, and an array of available accessory options. Don’t fear because seasoned automation engineers make these actuator selections every day and their recommendations are used in demanding industrial applications just like yours.
This webinar provides an introductory overview of the various actuator designs and component technologies with an examination of the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Then, learn valuable insight directly from automation engineers about their best practices for interpreting application requirements into actuator selections.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- About the advantages and disadvantages of typical actuator components such as the linear guides and power transmission types.
- About the factors and considerations that are critical to selecting an actuator design for a given application.
- How seasoned engineers evaluate application requirement to make their actuator recommendations.
Brian Burke, Senior Product Manager, Bishop-Wisecarver Group
Brian Burke, Senior Product Manager at Bishop-Wisecarver Group, is passionate about product development and manufacturing with educational backgrounds in Computer Aided Drafting and Design and Manufacturing Technology. He has more than 13 years of experience in the automation industry with extensive knowledge from the production floor operations to product marketing activities including CNC machining, lean manufacturing, equipment acquisition and implementation, product literature and catalog development, and trade show expositions.
Mike Santora, Associate Editor, Design World
Mike Santora is an Associate Editor for Design World magazine and the site editor for Bearing Tips and Coupling Tips.com. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire.
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