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Thomson expands WhisperTrak linear actuator line with new options for higher load handling and speed, and smarter control

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has expanded its WhisperTrak actuator line to give motion system designers greater ability to extend quiet, ... more

Embedded actuator synchronisation from Thomson offers new stability and efficiency for large and bulky load handling

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has announced availability of new synchronisation capabilities for its Electrak HD heavy duty ... more

Servo motors prove a Smaaash for VR roller coaster rides

Servo motors are used not only in industry and mechanical engineering, but also in innovative areas such as Virtual Reality. As an example, KOLLMORGEN helped to drive the 3 DOF platforms for a high-... more

Intelligent stepper drive has ATEX and UL certification: AMP release hazardous location-ready microstepping drive

Applied Motion Products (AMP) has released a variant of its STAC6 series microstepping drive for high performance motion control that has international certification for hazardous area use.

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Putting the machine design process in motion

With motion control used in many different types of machine, Gerard Bush of INMOCO guides us through the specification process and explains why taking expert advice will ensure the machine meets ... more

Friction guides made easy with Accuride’s engineering excellence

Accuride International, the leading global manufacturer of telescopic slides and sliding systems has turned its engineering and design expertise to friction guides.

Unlike a telescopic slide ... more

How to install SB Series power-off brakes

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released an educational video for design engineers, illustrating how to properly install its SB Series ... more

Programmable automation controllers come to the fore broadening options in motion control

With the rise of programmable automation controllers (PACs), motion controllers are increasingly difficult to distinguish from PLCs. Until recently, motion controllers, programmable logic controllers ... more

Understanding IP Ratings when Specifying Linear Actuators

Thomson Industries has released a new educational video for design engineers to enhance their understanding of IP ratings and how the protection code can impact the specification of linear actuators more

Making linear module calculations easy

When it comes to choosing a drylin linear module driven by a leadscrew, the process can sometimes seem quite daunting, especially when specifying the maximum speed of the leadscrew or the torque that’... more

Unusual challenge at UNESCO site near Prague’s Old Town

HepcoMotion, a global provider of linear and rotary motion, is girding itself for an exciting new challenge a world away from its traditional automation applications. Its HDRT rings have been singled ... more

Seeing is believing with new video

Thomson Industries, a manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has released a video introducing the new PC-Series precision electric linear actuators for continuous duty applications, ... more

Try it all with the new dry-tech sample box from Igus

Tribo-polymer specialist Igus has introduced the dry-tech box, a sample kit designed to help engineers find the right bearing material for their application. The box contains a set of card overlays, ... more

Lubrication-free plastic bearings

A complete range of plain bearings, linear bearings and rod end bearings which are proven to last millions of cycles, even in the most arduous environments, are available from igus.The company’s ... more

Linear solution helps create a work of art

An art display at the Tate Modern in London is relying on a linear transmission and positioning system supplied by HepcoMotion. ‘Fearful Symmetry’ by Ruairi Glynn features an illuminated tetrahedron ... more

Linear and rotary modules combine to challenge traditional robots

R. A. Rodriguez has introduced a range of IEF Werner rotaryARM swivel arm modules which, the company claims, are designed to work in combination with its linear motion modules to create fast and cost ... more

Improving back therapy with motion control technology

Motion control technology from ERIKS has been incorporated into a new physical therapy device for treating back pain. This is precisely programmed to provide the correct seating position and ... more

Digital servo drives for the highest motion control demands

New to Inmoco’s Elmo Drum line of digital servo drives is Gold Drum HV, a 100A/800V, high-power, super compact, direct-to-mains drive, designed for the highest level of motion control application ... more

Servomotors help cut machine build costs

With NUM’s new brushless servomotor ranges for CNC machinery applications, machine builders can now use a single drive-to-motor cable for each motion axis. This reduces cabling, speeds installation/... more

New motion control solution launched

STÖBER has introduced a motion control solution based on the universal programming and controlling software, CODESYS V3, in time for SPS 2012. The new equipment generation 6 features the motion ... more

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