This Classroom will cover miniature linear slides guides, sensors, encoders, gear, and motors that lend themselves to tiny designs.

Semiconductor manufacture continues to spur many of these scaled-down builds, along with demand for pocket-sized consumer home products and small appliances with motion functions. Aerospace too continues to require pint-sized designs for maximal efficiency and functionality. 

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Miniature profiled rails

What makes miniature ball screws unique?

Can-stack linear actuators

Miniature profiled rails are often used in the semiconductor, electronic, and medical industries, where contamination is rare.

Can-stack linear actuators are one type of stepper-motor design that converts rotary to linear motion with a built-in leadscrew.

For very small, high-precision movements, designers and engineers often turn to miniature ball screws.


Identifying Best-Value Linear Motion Technologies

Miniature Linear Guides

MR Miniature linear guide series have three accuracy grades for design selections: Precision (P), High (H), Normal (N). Material for miniature linear guide is all made by heated treated stainless steel, including the rail, steel body of block and balls.

Chieftek Precision offers miniature linear guides for precision applications and builds the guides to satisfy the design objective of high value. Download the white paper to learn more!

ST Miniature Stroke Slide Series

MR Miniature Linear Guide Carbon Steel series

The ST Miniature Stroke Slide Series is designed with two rows of balls. The ball track has a gothic profile design with a 45 degree contact angle to achieve equal load capacity in a mono block. This provides more space for the larger rolling elements while enhancing the load and moment capacity.

Precision class available for N, H, and P Grade. Sizes are exactly the same as Stainless steel products. Providing rail length to 3m.

Applications Using Miniature Components

Miniature connectors for wearables

Applications for linear motors 

Miniature motors for surgical devices

Miniature connectors for wearables continue to shrink, and they are increasing in performance, carrying higher bandwidth signals and more power.  

Increased focus on efficiency is spurring new applications for linear motors on axes in packaging, material handling, automotive, off-highway, and general automation. 

Today’s surgical robotics and robotically-assisted surgical devices often require BLDC motors to meet demanding requirements.

Miniature linear guides in automated machine designs

Chieftek Precision USA supplies linear guides, direct-drive rotary tables, linear stages and motors, linear encoders, and servo drives to the industrial automation, machine tool, medical device, and laboratory industries.


Difference between serial kinematics and parallel kinematics

Positioning tables and stages include hardware and software that’s more customized than ever to satisfy specific output requirements. 

Stepper motor torque and speed characteristics explained

Stepper motors have different torque-speed characteristics depending on whether the motor is starting/stopping or already running. 

What is microstepping?

Microstepping is a method of controlling stepper motors, typically used to achieve higher resolution or smoother motion at low speeds.

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