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How to Choose Between Linear Shafts, Posts and Rotary Shafts

What the key differences are with these terms and which applications you should use them in.

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Four-Axis Positioning Stage

H2W Four-Axis Gantry features high speed and 1.0 micron accuracy.

August 18, 2021  


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July 6, 2021  

Safety Certified Brakes

Nexen’s NexSafe Rail Brakes, Servomotor Brakes, and Rod Locks carry Intertek Functional Safety (FS) Mark.

March 14, 2021  

Linear Rail

Schneeberger MINIRAIL offers high acceleration for space-limited applications.

March 18, 2020  

Rodless Linear Drive

Festo’s DLGF rodless drive designed to fit in tight spaces.

February 18, 2020  

In Harmony

Adjustable exoskeleton helps physical therapists shoulder stroke rehabilitation.

November 27, 2019  

Belt Drive Actuator

igus drylin ZLW econ designed to reduces automation costs.

March 27, 2019  

Electric Actuators

Festo’s ELGC and EGSC actuators designed for applications where compact dimensions are essential.

September 10, 2018  

Plastic Bearing

igus drylin W Exchange allows for liner swap without dismantling system.

June 12, 2018  

Combating Ball Screw Drunkenness

In miniature applications, assuring ball screw accuracy requires more than relying solely on catalogue specifications.

May 28, 2018  

High performance drives

Festo ELGC/EGSC drive series can be utilized as single axis systems or joined to form multi-axis systems.

April 18, 2018  

Just what the doctor ordered

BD Rowa Technologies’ robotic pharmaceutical storage system makes it easier for pharmacists to provide quality when retrieving medication.

January 15, 2018  

Belt axes and mini slides

Festo’s belt axes ELGC with internal, protected recirculating ball bearing guide are particularly suitable for XY-movements and vertical Z-movement.

January 10, 2018  

Editorial Calendar

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August 30, 2017  

Linear Actuators

WITTENSTEIN’s new series of linear actuators can achieve positioning accuracy up to 0.05 mm, and repeatability up to 0.01 mm.

July 12, 2017  

Nanopositioning Stage

Aerotech QFOCUS QF-50 piezo stage features 400μm closed-loop travel.

May 30, 2017  

Resource Center

THK’s searchable content consists of white papers, briefs, case studies, articles, infographics, videos, e-books and web content.

April 5, 2017  

Multisensor CMM

Hexagon’s Optiv Performance 663 boasts a measurement range of 610x610x305mm and the Optiv Performance 664 takes the Z-direction range up to 405mm.

November 28, 2016  

Linear Stages

Aerotech’s PRO series employs a long-life recirculating linear guide bearing system and a low-friction sealing solution.

September 7, 2016  

Piezo Nanopositioning Stage

Aerotech’s QFOCUS QF-46 offers closed-loop travels of 100 μm and 250 μm, and open-loop travels of 120 μm and 300 μm.

August 3, 2016  

Picking the Right Linear Positioning Device

Each technology has its benefits but choosing the proper one avoids common problems.

August 2, 2016  

Integrated Screw/Slide

Haydon Kerk Motion adds WGS Compact linear slide to product line-up.

January 6, 2016  

Robotic Cable Retraction

Igus’ Triflex RSE system for industrial robots provides automatic guidance of energy supply systems and supply hoses.

November 4, 2015  

Festo linear actuator excels in harsh environments

Festo’s new linear actuator series DFPI-NB3 with integrated displacement encoder and optimized piston rod guide has been designed to outperform and outlast other linear actuators in the toughest operating conditions encountered in the process automation world.

September 15, 2015  

Bishop-Wisecarver Group acquires Specialty Motions line

Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) has announced it has acquired Specialty Motions, Inc.’s (SMI) linear actuator product line.

August 14, 2015  

LVDT sensors for medical, testing and industrial applications

Hoffmann – Krippner Inc. has introduced a wide range of LVDT sensors from its German partner company INELTA for contactless and wear-free path and position detection.

April 24, 2015  

Precise, rigid, high load NB slide guides

NB slide guides from RotoPrecision are said to be high-precision, high-rigidity, high load capacity linear bearings with low friction, non-stick or slip mechanisms that provide smooth linear motion even under high loads.

March 30, 2015