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Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions offers Kerk Brand Customized Lead Screws and Nuts for Precision Motion Control

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Precision non-ball lead screws and custom nuts create exceptional value

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions™, a premier manufacturer of linear motion products, offers precision lead screws and customized nut designs in motion control applications where ball screws may have been originally considered. Kerk® lead screws and custom nut designs create exceptional value for designers and end users in a variety of industries.

Tags: Ball Screw, Linear Motion

Low Cost, High Performance, Industry Standard, Air Bearing Linear Stepper Motors For New and Existing Applications

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Choose an easily integrated, low cost, high performance, 2-phase or 4-phase, linear stepper motor from H2W Technologies to improve the performance of an existing motion control system or create a new high speed, high accuracy system. These, compact, industry standard, “12 lb. Linear Steppers” (53 N continuous Force, 16 lbs, 71 N peak force) travel at 80 in/sec. [2 m/sec.], with 1 micron [0.00004 in.] resolution, and can operate in any axis. Additionally, these “12 lb.

Tags: Linear Motion, Linear Stepper, Stepper Motor, X Y Positioning

Reduce friction in machine-guard doors

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The word ‘hybrid’ is used in engineering to describe a system where two technologies are combined together. igus® has now achieved this with a completely new type of cost-effective hybrid linear bearing that both rolls and slides.

The new hybrid bearing, DryLin® WJRM, was developed with the goal of reducing driving force, especially in applications involving the manual adjustment of machine-guard doors, partitions and adjustable locks, or for light handling tasks. For this purpose, igus took the advantages unique to sliding and rolling movements and combined them.

Tags: Bearings, Linear Motion, Linear Motion, Components

Long Stroke Actuator

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H2W has released NCM Actuators that are available from stock with strokes up to 3 inches, and longer strokes are available upon request. Although Voice Coil Actuators are traditionally shorter strokes, H2W now offers longer stroke actuators from stock. The moving magnet style actuator is provided with supplied internal bushings and a hardened steel shaft. H2W currently stocks actuators up to 3 inches of stroke, and has built moving magnet actuators with a stroke as long as 5 inches, and up to 12 inches can be built upon request.

H2W Technologies, Inc.

Tags: Linear Actuator

XY / XYZ Nanopositioning Stage for Super-Resolution Microscopy

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Auburn, MA, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. -- the inventor of Piezo-Z focusing systems—has added two new multi-axis stages for super-resolution microscopy applications, providing highly accurate motion with sub-nanometer resolution over travel ranges of 200 µm in XY and XYZ.

For all Major Microscopes: Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Zeiss The new PI nano1x3 ™ series XY and XYZ nanopositioning stages are designed for inverted microscopes from the four major players Leica, Nikon, Olympus and Zeiss. The low profile design of 20 mm (0.8”) facilitates the integration.

Tags: Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning

IDEA Drive - Programmable Actuator with Graphic User Interface

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Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduces the Haydon IDEA™ Drive stepper motor linear actuator. The IDEA Drive is an integrated linear actuator, electronic drive, and control unit fully programmable with an easy-to-use patent pending GUI (Graphic User Interface). Programming the actuator is through the use of on-screen buttons instead of complicated proprietary programming languages.

A unique benefit of the IDEA Drive GUI is the automatic population of the motor and drive parameters based on entering the actuator part number when prompted by the user interface.

Tags: Linear Actuator, Motion Controller

Smooth guidance - Linear guidance in the food industry

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A cutting machine’s in-feed uses pillow blocks from the igus® DryLin® linear range on its guidance mechanism used to center blocks of cheese weighing up to 187 pounds.

The arms of this centralizing unit are mounted on the pillow blocks and then guided smoothly up from beneath a conveyor. The position of the guides means they are subjected to severe washdowns, are potential bacteria traps and inaccessible for maintenance.

Tags: Bearings, Linear Motion

Zaber Technologies Releases T-LSM Series of Miniature Linear Stages

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Zaber is proud to release its T-LSM Series

Series Overview:

  • 25 to 200 mm travel (custom options available)
  • Built-in controllers
  • Very compact with high speed, thrust and accuracy
  • Mount in XYZ configuration without any additional hardware
  • Several units daisy-chain to a single serial port

What You Really Need to Know:

Tags: Linear Stage

Motion Control for MicroLogix 1762 has arrived

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Unleash the power of your 1762 MicroLogix I/O with AMCI’s new 3100 series two-axis motion control modules. These 2-axis controllers plug directly into your MicroLogix PLC, and are available in two versions: 3102 (X-Y motion control) and 3102i (X-Y motion control + interpolation). AMCI’s 3100 series modules provide encoder feedback in addition to a wide range of motion commands, satisfying simple to sophisticated application requirements.

Tags: Incremental Encoder, Motion Controller, Motor Control, X Y Positioning

Multi-axis Crossed Roller Positioning Stages Designed for Harsh Environments

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H2W has released a number of custom designed Multi-axis Crossed Roller Positioning Stages, or XRS, capable of producing high speeds in unique motion profiles. The photo above shows a XRS designed to operate at -200C. The XR Positioning Stage is a compact, small cross section open or enclosed positioning stage for short stroke linear servo applications (up to 12 inch stroke). It is driven by either an iron core or ironless core 3-phase brushless linear motor and guided by 2 sets of parallel cross roller bearings. The dual parallel rail sets offer excellent load carrying capability.

Tags: X Y Positioning

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