The Need for Speed: High-Speed Automation Design

In the midst of adverse market conditions, automation devices must be manufactured to a higher standard in terms of quality, cost, and delivery time. The requirements of making automation devices high-speed not only involves increasing the productivity per hour but ...

Part II: Application Examples to Illustrate Ball Screw Selection

Introduction to Ball Screws The main function of a ball screw system is the efficient transfer of rotational motion to linear motion, sometimes to extremely high degrees of precision, accuracy, and repeatability.  Ball screws are typically differentiated by the manner ...

Part I: Comparing Rolled Ball Screws and Ground Ball Screws

At a high level, ground and rolled ball screws appear to function nearly identically within a wide range of mechanical applications.  However, the raceway surfaces, which are very similar to traditional machine screw threads found in a typical screw/nut system, ...

Strengths & Limitations: Belt Drive vs. Ball Screw Actuators

The challenge for mechanical automation systems in the past has been the successful conversion of rotational motion from electric or mechanical motors into useful forms of linear motion.  A breakthrough in this regard, the conveyor belt system represented one of ...

E2E Video: Wiring RS Units Part 2

The second episode of our Engineer to Engineer series on the Wiring of RS Units is here! Our Motion Systems Application Engineer, Chuck Leonard, demonstrateshow to wire and connect the I/O ports on our RS series actuators. Click here to ...

E2E Video: Wiring RS Units, Pt. I

On this latest edition of our Engineer to Engineer series, our Motion Systems Application Engineer, Chuck Leonard, will demonstrate how to wire and connect the I/O ports on our RS series actuators. This demonstration will be broken into 2 episodes, so be sure ...