As a premier distributor of Linear Motion Components and Actuators SMI offers customers many choices whether your needs are based on Capacity, Price or Precision. Besides SMI's own proprietary line of Ball Slides, Stages and Actuators, SMI represents the complete lines from Danaher, NB, NSK, IKO, Thomson, Rollon and many more... 
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SMI provides a full line of linear motion profile rail actuators allowing for excellent straightness and load carrying capacity with either ball bearings or cross-roller bearings to handle the load...
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SMI has taken the "Oh No" out of system integrating linear motion stages and linear motion actuators. SMI allows you to select or design the right linear motion stage for your application and then create a control package specific to your needs...
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In this trying economy, everyone is operating lean, that is why SMI is offering a full sub assembly solution. SMI can provide mechanical assembly, electro-mechanical assembly, and so much more while helping you reduce cost...
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SMI services the Mechanical Motion Marketplace from the "Do It Yourself" components to Actuators, Electro-mechanical Sub Assemblies and fully programmed and ready to operate Automated Motion Systems a system integrator. SMI's ability to offer fully integrated single or multi-axis systems allows SMI to provide you with the right solution based on your specific application needs. You provide the details, your requirements and the level of assistance you need and... SMI will provide you with a completed, integrated Mechanical Motion solution to fit your application... Just Plug In and Go!


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