Articles About Linear Encoders
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Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.
Energy efficiency is for more than just motors. Here are some mechatronics companies making sure you get more bang for your buck when it comes to your power bill.
In today's highly competitive world, the better someone understands the advantages and benefits of direct drive technology, then the more they will have an advantage in machine building, giving them an edge over their competition.
The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
When the need arises for linear motion or positioning, there are many choices. One can use an Acme screw, ball screw, rack & pinion, or belts. The cost of a linear motor solution is generally greater than a mechanical linear product, but when one needs highly accurate, repeatable, high-speed motion, then the answer may be a linear motor.
Here's what one supplier is doing to take advantage of the mobile phone in your pocket.
Improving System Performance One Application at a Time. PTE recently caught up with IKO, Rollon and THK to breakdown the basics in linear motion rolling guides.
The following article is a round-up of the latest linear motion product and industry news items featured at www.powertransmission.com and on social media.
This paper provides an overview of the more common position sensor options and references actual case studies to illustrate the diverse solutions available and the reasons behind some of the decisions. Three cases are used to illustrate the needs of different applications leading to the choice of a particular type of position sensor. The cases reviewed include a gantry crane, wind turbine and aerial cable car.
When it comes to specifying linear motion within a machine, system designers have many options from which to choose. Making the right choice can impact the ease of installation, footprint and cost of operation.
Electromechanical rodless linear actuators can offer better load handling in smaller spaces than rod-style actuators, but realizing those benefits requires careful attention at the specification level. Whether you are replacing a failed actuator, looking for better performance or building a new application from the ground up, success depends on how precisely you specify application requirements.
The Swiss Army Knife of PT Components.
News From the Industry
How to select a guide wheel with the properties best-suited for a given application to create a system that reduces design costs and engineering changes, and lowers warranty, assembly, installation and mounting costs.
The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
The complete Product News section from the October 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.
Ball screw assemblies are key to this patent-pending oilfield corrosion prevention solution.
The ball screw drive is an assembly that converts rotary motion to linear motion and vice versa. The ball screw drive consists of a ball screw and a ball nut with recirculating ball bearings...
Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles
News from around the industry.
News from the industry about new products.
This article describes a series of tests that can be performed by the average user, with little experience, and without sophisticated measuring instruments, to quickly determine the most important performance characteristics of linear motion systems.
A reader asks for clarification on last issue's Ask the Expert column about ball screw sizing.
Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion
News Items About Linear Encoders
1 RSF Releases Slim Linear Encoders (February 28, 2012)
RSF Elektronic, represented by Heidenhain Corporation, has released the new slim profile linear encoder series MSA 700 and 800 tailor-mad...
2 Heidenhain Introduces Sealed Linear Encoders (July 14, 2014)
For use on machine tools, Heidenhain Corporation’s newest absolute LC 185 and LC 485 sealed linear encoders are now available as a...