- Trained on our vast library of engineering resources.
Components used in the assembly of linear or rotary motion systems, such as ball screws, lead screws, slides, stages, and actuators.
Linear and Rotary Motion Components Categories

Air Cylinders (618 suppliers)

Air cylinders are pneumatic linear actuators that are driven by a pressure differential in the cylinder's chambers. They may be single-acting (with a spring return) or double-acting.

Ball Screws (237 suppliers)

Ball screws convert rotary motion to linear motion, or torque to thrust, and vice versa. They are primarily a power screw with a train of ball bearings riding between the screw and the nut in a recirculating track.

Ball Slides (101 suppliers)

Ball slides are simple linear motion devices that provide smooth linear motion, accurately controlled by the rotation of the drive mechanism. 

Ball Splines (36 suppliers)

Ball splines provide nearly friction-free linear motion while simultaneously transmitting torsional loads. The path of the bearing balls is straight, not helical, which allows for a very efficient coupling device suitable for a variety of applications.

Crossed Roller Slides (82 suppliers)

Crossed roller slides are simple linear motion devices that consist of a stationary base and a moving carriage. The rollers are crossed at a 90° angle in an alternating fashion and are enclosed in the rails, which have a machined V-shaped groove to support the rollers.

Dovetail Slides (28 suppliers)

Dovetail slides are linear motion devices that allow motion and positioning along a linear axis.

Electric Rotary Actuators (184 suppliers)

Electric rotary actuators drive components rotationally via electromagnetic power. They typically have control and indexing capabilities.

Feed Escapements (21 suppliers)

Feed escapements are used for individually feeding parts from hoppers, conveyors, magazines, tracks, and vibratory feeders.

Hydraulic Cylinders (799 suppliers)

Hydraulic cylinders are actuation devices that utilize pressurized hydraulic fluid to produce linear motion and force.

Hydraulic Rotary Actuators (167 suppliers)

Hydraulic rotary actuators use a pressurized, incompressible fluid to rotate mechanical components.

Index Drives (23 suppliers)

Index drives are used to start and stop a table, conveyor or other equipment at precise intervals. Types of index drives include cam index drives, ring index drives, and roller gear index drives.

Lead Screws and ACME Screws (66 suppliers)

Lead screws and ACME screws are used to drive a nut in linear motion via direct contact between the screw and the nut. Lead screws usually incorporate proprietary screw and nut geometries and materials, and can be configured in zero-backlash arrangements.

Linear Actuators (755 suppliers)

Electric linear actuators have an output rod that provides linear motion via a motor driven ball screw, lead screw or ACME screw assembly. The actuator's load is attached to the end of a screw or rod and is often unsupported.

Linear Bearings (330 suppliers)

Linear bearings are used in applications where a component needs to be moved along a straight line with high accuracy.

Linear Slides and Linear Stages (483 suppliers)

Linear slides are simple linear motion devices composed of a stationary base and a moving carriage. Linear stages are slides with a drive mechanism that provide controlled, precise positioning along a linear axis.

Multi-axis Positioning Systems (151 suppliers)

Multi-axis positioning systems make use of linear, rotary and goniometric stages, slides and drives in various combinations to create standard and custom positioning systems.

Piezoelectric Actuators (61 suppliers)

Piezoelectric actuators are devices that produce a small displacement with a high force capability when voltage is applied. 

Pneumatic Rotary Actuators (205 suppliers)

Pneumatic rotary actuators use pressurized air to rotate mechanical components.

Rack and Pinion Drives (30 suppliers)

Rack and pinion drives use a rotational motor to affect linear motion via a rack and pinion combination. They are used frequently in long-travel applications, such as machine tool table positioning, that require high stiffness and accuracy.

Roller Screws (26 suppliers)

Roller screws convert rotary to precise linear motion in a similar manner to ball screws or lead screws.  Due to the greater number of contact points of the rollers compared to balls or thread on thread contact, a roller screw provides higher stiffness and smooth motion.

Rotary Stages (135 suppliers)

Rotary positioning stages are devices with tables or shafts that may be rotated to any angular position. They may be driven or simple slides.

Wear Strips, Wear Plates, and Wear Parts (285 suppliers)

Wear plates, wear strips and wear parts are used to reduce wear or erosion in mechanical systems.

Z-Axis Stages (52 suppliers)

Z-axis stages are lift stages that move up and down on the vertical axis with a high degree of resolution. They are used in all kinds of applications where high-accuracy vertical positioning is required.


Already a GlobalSpec user? Log in.

This is embarrasing...

An error occurred while processing the form. Please try again in a few minutes.

Customize Your GlobalSpec Experience

Category: Air Cylinders
Privacy Policy

This is embarrasing...

An error occurred while processing the form. Please try again in a few minutes.