(Bearings and Bushings)
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How a $25 invenstment now can prevent tens of thousands of dollars in unplanned downtime. While the cost of linear bearings is low, their performance is essential to the accuracy, repeatability and... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Balls are one of the oldest mechanical devices, being found in bearings used on Roman ships constructed around 40 A.D. Yet new designs, manufacturing techniques and applications are continually being... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Machine Builder Question> -- "Ballscrews and leadscrews often are not interchangable, and there's always a trade-off between precision, rigidity and load capacity. I'm also told that specs don't... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Many parameters must be considered when designing or selecting a ball screw assembly. Operating load, speed, accuracy, environment, and power requirements all play major roles in the design criteria.... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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The formula for determining the equivalent operating load (Feq) is important. Many engineers will just use the nominal operating load (F) when calculating the life of a ball screw but in extreme cases... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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How, if at all, do bearings change in terms of functionality and performance to fit harsh environments? How have bearings changed in the past five years? How, if at all, will they continue to change... (View Full Article)
(Clutches and Brakes)
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What are the main differences between pneumatic brake and clutch assemblies versus electric brake and clutch assemblies? Pneumatic clutches and brakes use air cylinders to actuate and provide the... (View Full Article)
(Clutches and Brakes)
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Machines that move loads to specified positions and hold them within a few thousandths of an inch need highly controllable, precision brakes. Engineers typically spec friction brakes for these... (View Full Article)
(Clutches and Brakes)
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Clutches and brakes are among the most critical elements of many motion control systems. The two most widely used types of clutches are electro mechanical friction and wrapped spring. When selecting a... (View Full Article)
(Clutches and Brakes)
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Clutches and brakes are widely used to transfer rotary motion from one shaft to another. In the case of a clutch, the torque is transferred to an inline or parallel shaft. In the case of a brake, the... (View Full Article)
(Drive Components)
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Linear rails come in basically two types, round and square. The criteria for choosing one over the other is no different than choosing any other machine component; spec out the design, defi ne the... (View Full Article)
(Drive Components)
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The selection of the correct ball screw assembly for a specific application is an iterative process that determines the smallest envelope and most costeffective solution. The design load, linear... (View Full Article)
(Drive Components)
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Hydraulic steering systems have long dominated the industrial utility vehicle market because of their familiarity both to vehicle designers and operators. More recently, a trend has been seen towards... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Reducing engineering design time for new linear motion system projects is integral to lower overall costs and faster time to market. This article is intended to help you reduce design time by... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Today's motion control equipment faces tougher challenges than ever before. Conveyors, and packing, sorting, and other positioning equipment often operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As demand... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Linear actuation plays a critical role in a wide range of products and processes in factory automation, packaging, medical devices, and many other fields. Linear actuators are commonly divided into... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Traditionally, the application of electric actuators in off-highway vehicles has involved the use of significant force to perform a task. A new trend in the industry finds lighter duty applications... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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As farmers strive to increase yields and reduce expenses, increased attention is being paid to overplanting. A major challenge for OEMs is developing a compact, reliable and economical method to... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Machine builders strive to achieve the right balance of functionality, performance, price, durability, energy consumption and other attributes that will enable their products to excel against the... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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For the best linear motion system designs; avoid canned solutions, develop a robust product development process, use modified or configured parts where practical, select competent and capable... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Rolling element linear motion bearings are widely used to guide, support, locate, and accurately move machinery components and products in a wide range of automation applications. Rolling element... (View Full Article)
(Motion and Control Maintenance and Repair)
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Minster Machine's Dynamics Zig-Zag roll feeder allows parts to be fed in a staggered pattern for optimum material yield. Previously Minster would build the Zig-Zag feeder's linear motion systems used... (View Full Article)
(Power Transmission)
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Thomson and Kollmorgen have delivered a complete motion control solution for UK-based Ball Racing Developments Ltd (BRD) BRD-05 Formula One Race Car Simulator. After many years of evaluation and... (View Full Article)
(Power Transmission)
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Micron gearheads are used widely across a huge range of engineering sectors in order to provide efficient, accurate and reliable gear reduction. Since the development of the true planetary gearhead... (View Full Article)
(Power Transmission)
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Planetary gears provide an excellent solution for a wide range of precision motion control applications. Understanding the backlash measurement used by the gearhead manufacturer is important to... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Throttles on drive and auxiliary engines on off-highway vehicles have traditionally been controlled by cables connected to the driver's cab. Problems with this approach include the need to place... (View Full Article)