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The standard method for taking up backlash is to bias two nut halves axially using some type of compliant spring. (Wavy washer, compression spring, rubber washer, etc.) The unit is very stiff in the... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Converting the rotary motion of a stepping motor into linear motion can be accomplished by several mechanical means, including rack and pinion, belts and pulleys and other mechanical linkages. All of... (View Full Article)
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Lead screws were once believed to be a cheap substitute for ball screws, to be used in less demanding applications. They were often assembled using low quality screws from ball screws or fastener... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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In order to select the proper motor several factors must be considered. Is linear or rotary motion required? Following is a list of some of the basic requirements to consider when choosing a motor.... (View Full Article)
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Motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. A stepper motor converts electrical pulses into specific rotational movements. The movement created by each pulse is precise and repeatable,... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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In classic mechanical engineering, linear systems are typically designed using conventional mechanical components to convert rotary into linear motion. Converting rotary to linear motion can be... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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In Part 1, we discussed the basics of a stepper motor-based linear actuator, one of the most effective ways to convert rotary into linear motion for a wide range of applications. In Part 2, we will... (View Full Article)
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Most of us are familiar with the four "C's" that help determine the quality of a diamond: Clarity, Carat, Color, and Cut. These standards are commonly accepted as the determining factors for... (View Full Article)
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Pricing pressures, intense competition and strict regulatory demands are challenging scientists and researchers in the fast growing, highly-regulated pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical,... (View Full Article)
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Recognized as an industry leader for over 30 years, Omega Design Corporation manufactures a broad range of high-quality container handling and packaging equipment systems. The list of equipment... (View Full Article)