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, 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 ...

Designing with Single Axis and Multi-Axis Actuators

The principles of linear motion are hundreds of years old. Throughout the years, the general principles of linear motion have never wavered, while the technology has made significant advancements to yield more precisely controlled motion and greater flexibility of the ...
Working with Linear Bushings

Working with Linear Bushings

Many projects require a repeating linear motion, and selecting the best system to facilitate that motion can be challenging. There are several solutions available, all with advantages and disadvantages between load capacity, accuracy, maintainability, and cost. Plain Bushings: Simple and ...
Linear Guides

Why Choose Linear Guides?

Does your linear motion application have high speeds, high loads, and need a high degree of accuracy? If yes, you should consider installing a linear guide. They have all of the benefits of linear bushings, but are different in a ...