Manual and Motorized Drive Stages

Positioning stages are differentiated by the means used to control the position of the stage platform, either by manual control, via a positional knob, or motor control, via a stepper motor.  These are two of the most common types of ...

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 ...

Video: IN MOTION – Cleaning A Part

When a production line includes machining to shape or finish a part, dust and chip removal is usually required before moving on down the line. This can prove difficult to complete without containing the part, dust, and surrounding area, however ...

The great debate: Stepper or Servo?

Many engineers may stumble upon this question when specifying a motor for an application; should I use a Stepper or a Servo motor? Both stepper and servo motor are excellent but, what’s really important is understanding their capabilities.  The simplest way to ...

inCAD Library: 300+ Application Examples

Whether you’re building a new machine or considering making modifications on an existing machine, engineering effort, cost and time are all factors that should be heavily considered before beginning any new project. With your needs in mine, the fine engineers ...

Application Examples: Couplings

Back in July we shared some application examples for linear shafts. The post was wildly popular so we thought we’d share some application examples for couplings. Though couplings are well known and commonly used components in many rotary motion applications, ...