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1 The Stage Where It Happens (June 2016)

Although David Korins had an impressive resume of Broadway, film, television and music credits, the New York-based production designer had something to prove when interviewing for the pop culture phenomenon Hamilton. “I prepped for the interview like crazy, sketching out my ideas, presenting a scene breakdown, basically doing everything I could short of begging for the job,” Korins said. “Lin Manuel Miranda (the show’s creator and star) had developed an incredibly effective blueprint. I just wanted the opportunity to help tell his story.”

2 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

3 Two-stage Helical Bevel Gearing (February 2016)

Gearing is an essential component in conveyors. The material handling industry appears divided between those who favor high-end three-stage helical bevel gearboxes and those who rely on less expensive worm gearing. But there’s an often over-looked alternative, the two-stage helical bevel gearbox.

4 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

5 Thrust Cone Bearings Provide Increased Efficiency for Helical Gear Units at Moderate Speed Levels (June 2018)

Thrust cone bearings are an elegant option to handle the axial forces generated by the torque transmission in helical-toothed gear stages. They have proven as an efficient and reliable bearing concept for integrally geared compressors but are nearly unknown in other fields of gearbox engineering. The presented investigations consider three aspects which appear relevant to extend the field of possible applications for thrust cones towards gearboxes constructed with roller bearings.

6 Eight Reasons to Use Air Bearings Over Mechanical Bearings (December 2016)

Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:

7 Fluid Couplings vs VFDs for High Inertia Rotating Driven Loads (September 2017)

As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one, they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.

8 Is Splash Lubrication Compatible with Efficient Gear Units for High-Speed Applications (October 2015)

A thermo-mechanical model of a splash lubricated one-stage gear unit is presented. This system corresponds to a first step towards the design of a hybrid vehicle gearbox that can operate up to 40,000 rpm on its primary shaft. The numerical model is based on the thermal network method and takes into account power losses due to teeth friction, rolling-elements bearings and oil churning. Some calculations underline that oil churning causes a high amount of power loss. A simple method to reduce this source of power losses is presented, and its influence on the gear unit efficiency and its thermal capacity is computed.

9 Historic Danish Theatre Gets a Facelift (April 2009)

The Royal Danish Theatre has occupied the heart of Copenhagen for centuries and recently upgraded to a new control system featuring Sprint Electric DC drives to extend the lives of the existing motors, keeping replacement costs down. The Swedish stage design and technology company Visual Act retained most of the original motors and mechanics while providing a much-needed facelift to the stage.

10 Finite Element Evaluation of Bearing Instrumentation Method (December 2014)

This paper presents an evaluation of measurements being taken on a 750 kW wind turbine gearbox being tested by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). High-speed stage gears and bearings have been identified as critical components of the gearbox; during gearbox testing, these components were instrumented and tests were developed to evaluate loads on high-speed tapered roller bearings (TRBs). In this paper an advanced finite element-based contact modeling procedure has been applied to model the high-speed stage with the bearings fully modeled in order to evaluate strain levels. A major conclusion is that the strains of the slotted grooves are at such a level that they have acceptable signal-to-noise levels. This was verified by the results of the initial experiments presented here.

11 Opening the Envelope on Bearing Vibration (September 2016)

Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that it does not ‘sound right.’ The same principle can be applied — using modern electronics — to identify the exact cause of the problem. Sensitive accelerometers can detect and analyze the vibrations from industrial equipment, highlighting problems such as misalignment or bearing imbalance. The technique is known as vibration analysis. It can identify bearing failure in the very early stages, when there is a microscopic defect on the raceway, for example. The problem is that the identifying signal is usually drowned out in all the other noise emanating from the machine.

News Items About Stage

1 PI Expands Line of Linear Motor Stages (January 27, 2017)
PI is expanding its PIMag series of high dynamics linear motor stages with two new models and a new motion controller. Stages are equippe...

2 Manual Rotary Stage Added to OASIS Line (February 15, 2012)
George Products Company, Inc. has announced the addition of a Manual Rotary Stage to their OASIS product line. The OASIS i...

3 OES Offers Clear Aperture Vertical Rotation Stage (October 27, 2016)
The precision AR59-AV Motorized, 30 mm Clear Aperture Vertical Rotation Stage from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features a 180...

4 Aerotech Offers Rotary Stages for Tight Spaces (June 20, 2012)
Aerotech's MPS-GR series rotary stages provide accurate, repeatable positioning in a miniature, low profile and economical package. A...

5 Stage Delivers Compact Stability (May 17, 2012)
PI's new M-687 motorized microscope XY stage for inverted microscopes is more compact and stable than traditional computer controllab...

6 Steinmeyer Releases High Precision Micro Stage (October 5, 2012)
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a new high precision micro stage, the MT 196LM series. Available in two travel options, of either 100...

7 CCS Series Rotary Stages Lower Cost of Ownership (May 18, 2012)
Aerotech's CCS series rotary stages (patent pending) with integrated captured collet chucks provide automated material handling capab...

8 Steinmeyer Releases High Precision Micro Stage (November 15, 2012)
Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new high precision micro stage, the MT 196LM series. Available in two travel options, of either 100 mm or 20...

9 Hansen Expands Market Share on Single Stage Gear Units (October 16, 2013)
Hansen Industrial Transmissions has been successful in selling single stage blower drives.Having no dedicated single stage solution for t...

10 Aerotech Delivers X-Y Linear Motor Stage (September 25, 2013)
Aerotech has introduced a new X-Y linear motor stage with industry-leading geometric and dynamic performance for applications where strai...

11 Aerotech Stages Meet Positioning Requirements (May 1, 2013)
Aerotech’s ANT-L-Z crossed-roller, Z-axis, nanopositioning stages combine speed, accuracy, resolution, repeatability, reliability a...

12 Aerotech Worm Gear Stages Offer Improvements (March 14, 2013)
AGR series motorized rotary stages provide significant improvements in speed, load capacity and long-term positioning performance over pr...

13 Steinmeyer Adds to Rotary Stage Line (February 19, 2013)
Steinmeyer, Inc. recently announced a new addition to its line of precision rotary stages. The DT240 stage is driven by a torque motor fo...

14 Aerotech Linear Stages Offer Repeatability and Accuracy (September 30, 2011)
The MPS50SL miniature linear positioning stage is suitable for the confines of the laboratory while retaining the high reliability r...

15 Steinmeyer Introduces New Low Profile Stage (April 18, 2006)

16 Aerotech's New Linear Air Bearing Stage Designed for High Performance Scanning (August 7, 2007)

17 Steinmeyer Introduces New Low Profile Goniometer Stages (April 15, 2006)
Steinmeyer has introduced two new low profile Goniometer stages manufactured by its FMD division. These stages are designed for precis...

18 Steinmeyer’s New Rotary Stage Features Built-In Stepper Motor and Controller (April 14, 2006)
Steinmeyer, Inc. announced a new precision rotary positioning stage. The fully integrated and compact DT 200-SM "plug and play" rotary st...

19 Steinmeyer Introduces New Precision Vertical Stage (April 14, 2006)
Steinmeyer announced a new vertical positioning stage manufactured by its FMD division. The model HT 03-LM offers a travel of 3 mm wi...

20 Steinmeyer, Inc. Introduces High-Precision XY Linear Stage (February 7, 2008)
Steinmeyer recently introduced a high-precision XY linear stage manufactured from high-strength anodized aluminum. The KT 310-210-DC offe...

21 Steinmeyer Introduces Ultra Narrow Linear Stage (February 22, 2010)
The PA 30x40-SM01 precision linear stage from Steinmeyer, Inc. is a single axis system for applications that require extremely narrow pos...

22 Misumi Positioning Stages Offer Practical Solutions (August 12, 2011)
Misumi USA, Inc. reports that electronic product manufacturers have found a wide range of applications for the company's low-cost sta...

23 Aerotech Rotary Stages Employ Precision-Machined Parts (July 26, 2011)
Aerotech's APR series rotary stages employ precision-machined and ground stage parts coupled with high-precision angular contact bear...

24 Two-Axis Linear Stage Simulates Earthquakes (March 30, 2011)
Scientists, with the goal of safer buildings and saving lives, are testing building materials and structural designs in simulations of ma...

25 Equipment Solutions Offers Voice Coil Stage (March 11, 2011)
High speed, high force, sub-micron, > 300 nanometer (1.1811 10-6 in.) positioning resolution, cross roller voice coil stages are self ...

26 Aerotech Offers Compact Lift Stages (December 19, 2013)
Compact new MPS-SV lift stages from Aerotech deliver high performance elevation motion control for both laboratory research and hi...

27 Aerotech Introduces Ball-Screw Stage with Linear Encoder (June 6, 2014)
A compact, high-performance linear positioning stage, Aerotech’s MPS75SLE features exceptionally smooth travel combined with outstanding accuracy, repeatability and positioning resolution capability...

28 OES Linear Stage Series Can be Integrated into New and Existing Applications (August 25, 2017)
OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) offers ten high precision, low cost linear positioning stages that can be easily integrated into new an...

29 Intellidrives Introduces Large Aperture Stages (August 2, 2017)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

30 PI Releases Tilt Stage for Rotary Air Bearings (July 10, 2017)
PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces the A-60x MTT, stainless steel multi-axis top that combines with its offerings of PIglide rotary air b...

31 Intellidrives Expands Linear Positioning Stage Series (March 15, 2017)
The Intellidrives BSMA-140H is a compact, high-performance linear positioning stage that is perfect for the confines of the laboratory wh...

32 OES Offers Low Profile, Motorized Ball Bearing Linear Guide Stages (October 2, 2017)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorized ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) po...

33 KISSsoft Offers Selection of Predefined Gear Stages (November 16, 2017)
KISSsoft Release 03/2017 has a new function, the "Groups box", which lists a selection of predefined gear stages. These gear st...

34 Aerotech Introduces ECO Series Linear Stages (April 16, 2018)
Aerotech´s ECO-LM and ECO-SL series linear stages combine high performance and rugged mechanical design in a cost-effective, econom...

35 Intellidrives Open Center XY Stages Meet Unique Industry Needs (February 8, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with IntelLIDrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

36 OES Introduces Cross-Roller Linear Stages (January 22, 2018)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a high precision series of low cost, low profile motorized single axis positioning stages....

37 PI Direct Drive Linear Motor Stages Deliver Nanometer Resolution (January 2, 2018)
PI has released a new precision feedback option for its linear stages equipped with direct-drive ironless 3-phase motors. The V-551 famil...

38 Parker Offers Miniature Direct-Drive Rotary Stage (March 9, 2017)
Parker’s Electromechanical and Drives Division ‒ North America is pleased to announce the release of the mPR (miniature preci...

39 PI Introduces Miniature Linear Positioning Stage (March 8, 2017)
The L-402 compact linear stage is the newest addition to the suite of motion control solutions available from precision positioning syste...

40 OES Goniometer Stages Offer Low Cost Solution (January 15, 2016)
Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) offers a very low cost solution for the precise measurement of angles or the rotation of an objec...

41 Physik Instrumente V-551 Linear Translation Stage Comes With Absolute Encoder and Ironless Motor (September 9, 2015)
Physik Instrumente recently released a new member of the PIMag family of precision positioning stages with magnetic direct drives. The V-...

42 Robotics to Take Center Stage at IANA During IMTS (July 22, 2014)
Attendees at this year’s Industrial Automation North America (Industrial Automation NA) trade show and conference co-located with t...

43 Intellidrives Large Aperture Stages Offer High Accuracy in Open Frame (June 13, 2018)
The demand for a high accuracy, robust, open-frame stages is met with Intellidrives dual-axis, large aperture stages that address the uni...

44 Aerotech Offers Nanopositioning Stages for Extreme Precision Requirements (March 28, 2016)
Aerotech has introduced a series of Z-axis piezo nanopositioning stages for extreme precision research and industrial requirements. The n...

45 Haydon Kerk WGS Stages Improve Load Stability (March 31, 2016)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a recognized leader in linear and rotary motion solutions, has announced the release of its new line of WGS...

46 PI Offers High Speed Piezo Motion Stage (October 25, 2016)
The new P-616 NanoCube XYZ piezo scanner is a redesign of PI’s successful P-611, 3D positioning stage. Now based on a parallel...

47 Intellidrives Offers Direct Drive Rotary Stage (October 4, 2016)
The ACR-32UT precision rotation stage is a low profile rotary table with a high-speed direct-drive rotary servo motor. The 32 m...

48 H2W Technologies Introduces New Series of Linear Positioning Stages (July 12, 2016)
The LSS-012-12-060-XY-01A-M is a new series of low profile linear stepper XY positioning stages that integrate an absolute linear encoder...

49 CeMAT to be Co-Staged with Hannover Messe (May 25, 2016)
CeMAT, the trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is to be co-located with Hannover Messe every two years, starting i...

50 Bell-Everman Introduces Sealed Linear Stages (February 26, 2014)
A new line of ballscrew- and linear-motor-driven sealed motion stages has been developed by Bell-Everman, Inc.  SLS Sealed Linear St...