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The SFP is a Reliable and Economical Solution for Linear Measurement

The SFP is a Reliable and Economical Solution for Linear Measurement

SFP draw wire unit comes to replace the ageing SFMP model, improving its technical features and adding increased benefits still at the same price.

SFP is a compact, reliable and rugged “cable pulling” measuring system designed for linear measuring and positioning needs in any industrial application. The principle behind its operation is very simple yet dependable and bases on a stainless steel wire which is easily attached to moving equipment. The wire is wound onto a drum. The typical back and forth travel of the moving equipment causes the wire to be uncoiled and then wound again onto the drum. An integrated rotary potentiometer detects the rotation of the drum and thus generates a signal which is proportional to the movement of the drum and the moving equipment as well.

Tags: Linear Motion

Integral-V Linear Guides Earn Stripes with TigerStop Solution

Integral-V Linear Guides Earn Stripes with TigerStop Solution

TigerStop®, a metal and wood working design company, has spent 17 years providing sophisticated stop gauges and push systems for accurate and consistent metal/wood cutting. Their goal is to reduce scrap product, save money and improve time to process for their customers, which perfectly aligns them with PBC Linear’s Design on a Diet approach. Recently, the two collaborated together on the linear motion design for TigerStop’s new metal cutting push system: TigerRack™. After reviewing the design with TigerStop® engineers, PBC Linear recommended their Integral-V™ linear guide system to reduce mounting components, improve alignment and provide ease of installation across scalable working lengths.

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Customized Linear Motion Solutions from Haydon Kerk

Customized Linear Motion Solutions from Haydon Kerk

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions prides itself on its ability to customize linear motion systems for just about any application. Among these applications is a linear actuator used in a throttle control system designed specifically for harsh environments.

This particular linear actuator is used to control the power to a cement mixer aboard a piece of heavy construction equipment. The typical operating environment for this application ranges from extremely dry and dusty to extremely hot and humid with nearly every other possibility in between.

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Case Hardened Rack for High Performance

Case Hardened Rack for High Performance

WITTENSTEIN Launches New Performance Class Rack Series

Rack options continue to expand as WITTENSTEIN’s mechanic expertise is applied toward optimizing linear applications. The case hardened rack series is appropriately called the Performance Class Rack. This version of rack is an integral component of WITTENSTEIN’s new High Performance Linear System which partners the rack with gearbox / actuator and pinion for greater system efficiency and optimal performance.

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Uni-Guide Cuts, Glues and Collates for On Demand Book Printer

Uni-Guide Cuts, Glues and Collates for On Demand Book Printer

The world of print publishing is changing. New inventions, such as handheld tablets, are providing immediate access to a full library of books without taking up any physical real-estate on bookstore shelves. So how does this affect good old fashioned print books? On Demand Books has recently come up with a solution: the Espresso Book Machine. A collaborative design effort first conceptualized by On Demand Books – The Espresso Machine was further refined for manufacturability by Detroit Tool and using PBC Linear’s Uni-Guide linear slide to further improve the design. After integrating the Uni-Guide, DTE was able to reduce the overall assembly count, improve performance and reduce the overall total cost.

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Mechatronics for the Medical Industry

Mechatronics for the Medical Industry

WITTENSTEIN mechatronic products and solutions support a wide range of technology in the medical industry. Absolute safety and the highest of efficiencies are a must. From life-saving medical innovations to syringe manufacturing, WITTENSTEIN engineering expertise is continually developing new ways to integrate improvement in the medical world.

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The Revolution in Linear Technology

RP+ Linear System from WITTENSTEIN

Introducing the RP+ Linear System from WITTENSTEIN

Raising the level of application design and performance, the compact and highly dynamic RP+ drive solution is set to revolutionize linear motion. Inspired by market demand for a modular, standardized rack and pinion system capable of transferring higher maximum feeding forces, WITTENSTEIN has partnered the best in alpha mechanical expertise with superior engineering competencies to provide a reliable and high performing linear system for your design.

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Enhanced Motion Solutions Website

Enhanced Motion Solutions Website

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a premier manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, introduces the launch of a new website look and navigation. The new home page has enhanced features such as tabbed navigation, access to 24 hour prototype ordering, configurable 2D drawings, and 3D CAD model downloads.

The “buy online” feature allows the customer access to a wide range of standard off-the-shelf products for 24 hour shipping. This is perfect for a designer or engineer wanting to quickly prototype a concept while deciding what customizations will be necessary for the final component or subassembly design.

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Lubrication Devices for Rack & Pinion Systems

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WITTENSTEIN Offers Lubrication System for alpha Rack & Pinion

A lubrication system is an essential part of the rack and pinion solution, used to aide in the lifespan of the entire linear unit. Launching new rack options this year, WITTENSTEIN is highlighting the importance of overall system awareness by introducing customers to the lubrication system specially designed to work with any type of rack and pinion system.

Tags: Linear Motion

Self-locking, Non-Magnetic and Easy to Integrate: Piezo-Based Linear Drive for Automation Technology

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Linear direct drives have advantages over rotating electric motors for rectilinear motions in automation technology because the latter always have to use a spindle to convert the driving force into translational motion. An often undesirable aspect of conventional linear motors is that they are not self-locking and thus require holding currents which are associated with heat dissipation, high energy consumption and “positional jitter”. Piezo-based linear drives offer a solution here.

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