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1 Development of an Actuator for Ambient to Cryo Application (December 2010)

During the qualification campaign of the NIRSpec (near-infrared spectrometer) instrument mechanism, the actuator could not achieve the expected lifetime that had been extended during the development phase. The initial design could not be adapted to the requested number of revolutions during that phase. Consequently the actuator needed to be modified so that the function of the mechanism would not be endangered or, by extension, the overall function of the NIRSpec instrument. The modification included a change of the overall actuator design—internal dimensions, tolerances, materials, lubrication and assembly process—while keeping the interface to the mechanism, mass and function.

2 Realizing the High Precision Load Handling Benefits of Rodless Electromechanical Actuators (February 2019)

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.

3 Stepper Motor Actuators (June 2015)

How would you compare the efficiency and capabilities of hybrid stepper motor actuators vs. can stack stepper motor actuators?

4 Smart Actuators for Off-Highway (February 2013)

Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles

5 Reduce Your Linear Motion Assemblies to a Single Component with Motorized Lead Screw Actuators (December 2019)

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.

6 Space Shuttle Rudder-Speed Brake Actuator (October 2015)

The U.S. Space Shuttle fleet was originally intended to have a life of 100 flights for each vehicle, lasting over a 10-year period, with minimal scheduled maintenance or inspection. The first space shuttle flight was that of the Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102), launched April 12, 1981. The disaster that destroyed Columbia occurred on its 28th flight, February 1, 2003, nearly 22 years after its first launch.

7 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.

8 Efficiency of Design (February 2018)

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.

9 Gear- or Actuator-Driven, These Bots Are Cutting-Edge (October 2008)

Robots are everywhere these days— bots in the factory, bots in space, bots at the airport, bots in the movies and much, much more. But robots in the operating room?

10 Motor Design for Aerospace Applications (June 2019)

Modern aircraft, missiles and space vehicles employ a large number of electric motors and actuators. While the basic design of these motors is in many respects very similar to that of their automotive and industrial counterparts, motors for aerospace applications differ significantly in some areas.

11 Product News (June 2018)

Elastic housing deformation by MESYS, plus new motors, actuators, gear drives and more.

12 Belt Drive Offers High-Precision Alternative (August 2009)

Bosch Rexroth assists Bell-Everman with linear actuator development.

13 Electromagnetic Know-How (August 2012)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering tasks, including injection molding simulation of plastic parts, analysis of aerospace components, impact and crash analysis of automobiles and the electromagnetic analysis of motors, actuators, transformers and sensors.

14 Controlling Backlash in Mammography Systems (April 2017)

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.

News Items About actuator

1 Tolomatic Actuator Offers Consistency in Demanding Environments (May 29, 2018)
The Tolomatic RSX080 actuator--the latest addition to the Tolomatic family of high-force electric actuators--is an economical actuator ...

2 HSI Introduces New Linear Actuator (April 13, 2005)
The Size 8 captive linear actuator from Hayden Switch & Instrument includes actuator options that open avenues for equipment designers wh...

3 Tolomatic Choke Valve Actuator Improves Managed Pressure Drilling Process (January 26, 2018)
The new Tolomatic ServoChoke SVC electric choke valve actuator meets requirements for a more flexible and reliable high-speed actuator in...

4 PI Product Releases Ultra-High-Load Precision Linear Actuators (April 22, 2006)
PI Products released the M-238 ultra-high-load precision linear actuators that combine force, resolution and speed The actuators are s...

5 Parker Hannifin’s Actuators Eliminate Need for In-House Positioning System (August 9, 2007)
The PROmech actuators from Parker Hannifin are designed for analytical, OEM and lab instrument manufacturers.The actuators come completel...

6 J.W. Winco's Linear Actuators Available With Two Separate Threaded Shafts (June 20, 2007)
J.W. Winco offers metric linear actuators with two separate threaded shafts.The actuators feature guide tubes of chrome plated precision ...

7 HSI Introduces New Linear Actuator (April 13, 2005)
[photo] The Size 8 captive linear actuator from Hayden Switch & Instrument includes actuator options that open avenues for equipment desi...

8 Haydon Kerk Expands Linear Actuator Series (December 29, 2015)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has expanded its 15000 Series linear actuators with the addition of the smallest linear actuator in Haydon K...

9 Tolomatic Expands Electric Actuator Series (May 12, 2020)
Tolomatic’s expanded extreme-force electric actuator family now includes the RSX128 actuator, rated up to 50,000 pounds of force (2...

10 Warner Adds I-Track Actuators (August 8, 2013)
Warner Linear recently announced the addition of the I-Track to their line of linear actuators. The I-Track’s unique inline design ...

11 Zero-Max Introduces Rohlix Linear Actuators (August 1, 2013)
Zero-Max is now offering Roh’lix linear actuators made from stainless steel for use in operations where cleanliness is a priority. ...

12 J.W. Winco’s Linear Actuators Feature Two Separate Threaded Shafts (August 6, 2007)
J.W. Winco's metric linear actuators have two separate threaded shafts and feature guide tubes of chrome-plated precision steel with ...

13 Dunkermotor Releases Linear Motors and Actuators Catalog (October 2, 2012)
Dunkermotor, now part of Ametek Precision Motion Control, has released its first ServoTube linear motors and actuators catalog with techn...

14 HSI’s Linear Actuator Available with Connector (August 7, 2007)
Haydon Switch & Instrument introduced its size 11 hybrid linear actuators, now available with an integrated connector.Offered alone o...

15 Thomas Introduces Max Jac Actuator (October 8, 2013)
Thomson introduces Max Jac - a heavy-duty linear actuator that delivers reliable and virtually maintenance free operation while maintaini...

16 Moticont Linear Actuators Provide Zero Cogging and High Throughput (May 20, 2020)
Moticont is introducing the low cost DDLM-019-044-01 non-commutated linear actuator. Easily integrated into new and existing applications...

17 Voith Digital Solutions Establishes Actuator Test Stand at Houston Facility (August 14, 2018)
Voith Digital Solutions, Inc. and Turbine Technology Services (TTS) recently joined forces to add an actuator, governor and turbomachiner...

18 J.W. Winco’s New Actuators Available in Stainless Steel (May 29, 2007)
J.W. Winco now offers metric linear actuators with left- and right-hand thread. According to the company's press release, the act...

19 Rollon Expands Actuator Offering with Tecno Center Acquisition (April 14, 2015)
Rollon Corp., a manufacturer of linear motion systems, recently expanded its global linear actuator and cartesian robot offering with the...

20 Warner Linear Actuators Receive IP69K Rating (March 20, 2015)
Warner Linear recently announced that select linear actuators and controls received the IP69K rating, the highest rating available for pr...

21 BWC’s Linear Actuator Offered in Five Standard Lengths (June 4, 2007)
Bishop-Wisecarver's heavy duty linear actuator line, the SRX-150 is now available in five standard lengths. According to the company...

22 Firgelli Automations Offers Smart Controller for Linear Actuators (June 24, 2020)
Firgelli Automations recently introduced its new Smart Synchronous Controller for linear actuators. Feedback Linear Actuators are used ex...

23 Moog Actuator Eliminates Hydraulic Infrastructure (April 19, 2011)
A new failsafe electro-mechanical actuator system from motion control specialist Moog scores on several counts over hydraulic systems tha...

24 Rotork Valve Actuators Ordered for Major Chinese Refinery (April 2, 2009)
Over 1,000 Rotork intelligent electric valve actuators were ordered for installation in the Qinzhou Refinery, a $1.6 billion project in S...

25 Tolomatic Releases ERD Actuators (March 28, 2011)
Tolomatic has expanded its new line of ERD electric rod-style actuators to make the line more flexible. Enhancements such as ball screws,...

26 Haydon Adds Third Actuator Size (April 16, 2010)
The G4 19000 Series Can-stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuator is the third linear actuator size added to the Haydon line of high output c...

27 High Output Can Stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuators (June 25, 2010)
With frame sizes of 20, 25 and 35 mm, the Haydon line of high out put can stack linear actuators are built to be compact, durable and pow...

28 Linear Actuators Improve Performance and Life (May 29, 2008)
Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. recently announced that its size 14 hybrid linear actuators are now available with an integrated c...

29 Serapid LinearBeam Boasts Actuator for Harsh Environments (February 6, 2008)
Serapid’s LinearBeam rodless actuator is available for heavy loads, long travel or harsh environments where exposure to heat, conta...

30 Rollon Enters Actuator Marketplace with New Product Line (May 14, 2012)
Rollon USA has announced that it will be entering the actuator marketplace and launching a complete new line of products at this yea...

31 Tolomatic Releases High Force Linear Actuator (March 5, 2012)
Tolomatic's unique IMA55 high-force servo linear actuator is now available with an optional roller screw that boosts its thrust capab...

32 New Screw Actuator from Duff Norton (January 10, 2005)
The new 3-ton capacity screw actuator from Duff Norton was designed for applications requiring positive mechanical positioning. Accor...

33 Haydon Switch Introduces Double-Stack Hybrid Actuators (October 25, 2007)
Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. recently unveiled the 35000 series double-stack hybrid linear actuators as the newest addition to th...

34 Haydon Kerk Supports Security Door Actuation Market with Customized Hybrid Linear Actuators (June 11, 2015)
Quiet, energy-efficient linear stepper actuators from Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions can serve as replacements for loud and power-hungry so...

35 Nook Industries Offers Complete Line of Series 500 Programmable Actuators (May 6, 2015)
Nook Industries now offers a complete line of Series 500 programmable actuators designed for continuous duty and long service life. ...

36 H2W Introduces Force Voice Coil Actuator for Various Applications (February 2, 2018)
H2W Technologies has developed the world’s highest force commercially available non-commutated DC linear actuator, otherwise know...

37 Thomson Expands Electrak Linear Actuator Line (January 30, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc. has extended the capability of its popular Electrak HD electromechanical linear actuator line to loads of up t...

38 New Actuator from Danaher Motion (January 10, 2005)
The Thomson sweeper head lift actuators from Danaher Motion are designed for sweeper brush and squeegee applications. Available with o...

39 JVL Hollow Core Rotary Actuators Available With MIS231 Integrated Stepper or Servo Motor (July 22, 2015)
JVL recently introduced six Hollow Core Rotary Actuators. These integrated rotary actuators are available in two table sizes, the HDCT-10...

40 HSI’s Linear Actuators Include Encoder Feedback (April 13, 2006)
Haydon Switch & Instrument’s size 11 hybrid linear actuators are now available with encoder feedback. According to the company&...

41 Zero Max’s New Linear Actuators Convert Rotary Motion into Precise Linear Motion (April 12, 2006)
The Roh’lix linear actuators from Zero-Max convert rotary motion to linear travel and carry loads at speeds up to 70" per second, de...

42 H2W Technologies Offers High Torque Voice Coil Actuators (July 5, 2018)
H2W Technologies has developed several high torque rotary voice coil actuators, otherwise known as a limited angle torque motors or LAT...

43 SKF Actuators Offer Modular Design for Speed, Load Capacity and Accuracy (September 21, 2018)
SKF CASM-100 electromechanical actuators from SKF Motion Technologies, Inc. have been uniquely engineered with a modular design enablin...

44 World’s Smallest Linear Actuator Introduced by Haydon Switch & Instrument (March 16, 2005)
The Size 8 hybrid external linear actuator was introduced by Haydon Switch & Instrument. The 0.8" size makes this the world’s smalle...

45 Zero-Max Linear Actuators Convert Rotary Motion Into Linear Motion (March 17, 2006)
The Roh’lix linear actuators from Zero-Max convert rotary motion to linear travel and carry loads at speeds up to 70" per second dep...

46 igus Inc. Introduces New Actuators (April 26, 2006)
igus Inc. announced the availability of the company’s first linear actuator. The new DryLin ZLW is a lightweight, toothed-belt linea...

47 Bishop Wisecarver’s Newest Linear Actuator Completes Product Line (April 14, 2006)
Bishop-Wisecarver Corp.’s new SRX-150 is a high precision, compact aluminum profile linear actuator that’s available in belt or...

48 Tolomatic Belt-Drive Actuator Optimizes Performance (June 30, 2016)
Tolomatic’s family of MXB electric belt-drive actuators includes a new solid bearing load-carrying design ideal for harsh environme...

49 Warner Linear Introduces Electric Actuator Video Series (February 19, 2016)
A series of informative Warner Linear electric actuator videos has been produced to clearly show proper installation steps, troubleshooti...

50 Portescap’s Linear Actuators Capable of Precise Positioning (February 28, 2007)
Portescap, a Danaher Motion company, introduces 26DAM Series digital linear actuators. These units provide linear force up to 120 oz. (33...

51 Ruland Introduces Oldham Couplings for Actuator Driven Systems (March 27, 2017)
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. presents oldham couplings for actuator driven systems. The oldham couplings are zero-backlash, have a bala...

52 H2W Technologies Offers Miniature Voice Coil Actuators (July 21, 2016)
H2W Technologies offers miniature versions of both its moving coil and moving magnet voice coil actuators.  Additionally, they offer...

53 HSI’s New Linear Actuators Available with Encoder Feedback (February 27, 2007)
The new size 8 linear actuators are now available with encoder feedback, making them suitable for high and low volume motion control appl...

54 Thomson Expands Linear Actuator Line with Higher Load Handling Options (April 19, 2017)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has expanded its WhisperTrak actuator line to gi...

55 Tolomatic Servo Actuator Designed for Food and Beverage Processing (April 20, 2017)
The Tolomatic IMA electric linear actuator is now available with a food-grade white epoxy coating and stainless steel components for wash...

56 Tolomatic ServoWeld Actuators Provide Alternate Roller Screw Design (March 29, 2017)
New ServoWeld actuators from Tolomatic are redesigned for higher performance and are lighter weight compared to other screw technologies....

57 Haydon Kerk Introduces High Resolution Linear Actuator (September 9, 2010)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc, a manufacturer of precision linear motion products, introduces the high resolution 19000 series captiv...

58 Guide to Linear Actuators for Off-Highway Vehicles (October 15, 2010)
Thomson has available a new Guide to Linear Actuators for Off-Highway Vehicles. The guide provides an educational overview on the benefit...

59 SS Linear Actuators Resist Corrosion (June 4, 2010)
Macron Dynamics Inc. MacBUILT stainless steel SSR Series Actuator was engineered to meet demands of corrosive environments and sanitation...

60 SplineRail Linear Actuator Simplifies Drive and Guidance (October 29, 2010)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, recently introduced the SAA06 Motorized SplineRa...

61 New A-Track Series Linear Actuators (April 15, 2006)
March 15, 2006 ? South Beloit, IL ? Warner Electric announces the availability of new A-Track Series Linear Actuators. The new series of...

62 PI Unveils Compact Linear Motor Actuator (November 14, 2007)
PI (Physik Instrumente), a manufacturer of nanopositioning and piezo-based motion control equipment, recently introduced the N-310 NEXACT...

63 Warner Electric Features A-Track Linear Actuators in New Brochure (April 8, 2006)
Warner Electric published a new eight-page, full-color brochure to introduce new A-Track Series Linear Actuators, a four-model series of ...

64 Haydon Kerk Releases Stepper Motor Linear Actuator (May 24, 2012)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a global manufacturer of linear motion products, announces the release of the integrated Size 17 "capt...

65 Portescap Linear Actuator Offers High Degree of Accuracy and Repeatability (December 11, 2017)
Portescap introduces the new 35DBM high power Stepper Can Stack Linear Actuator. This 35 mm linear stepper motor offers an enhanced desi...

66 Thomson to Host Smart Actuator Webinar Series for Design Engineers (March 27, 2018)
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, is hosting a series of technical webinars that w...

67 PI Designs Actuator for European South Observatory (September 19, 2017)
High atop the Cerro Armazones in the harsh but extremely dry environment of the Chilean Atacama Desert, more than 2000 custom hybrid actu...

68 Thomson Actuator Synchronization Offers Stability for Large and Bulky Load Handling (August 17, 2017)
Thomson Industries, Inc., has announced availability of new synchronization capabilities for its Electrak HD heavy duty electromechanical...

69 R+W Introduces CHB Belt Drive for Parallel Assemblies of Motors and Actuators (May 31, 2017)
With an increased demand for compact mounting solutions in the automation industry, R+W has released the CHB housing for parallel assembl...

70 Moticont Adds Servo Actuator to SDLM Series (August 1, 2017)
The new SDLM-019-070-01-01 direct drive linear motor is the latest addition to the series of zero backlash, zero cogging, high accelerati...

71 Intellidrives Offers High Frequency Linear Actuators (April 18, 2018)
Intellidrives Circular Voice Coil Positioning Stage (ICVCA) is a compact stage ideal for closed loop short stroke positioning applic...

72 Maxon Offers Exoskeleton Joint Actuator (April 19, 2018)
Maxon Motor has developed an exoskeleton drive for use in robotic limbs. This complete joint actuation unit consists of a pancake brush...

73 H2W Technologies Offers Voice Coil Actuators for Ventilators (March 27, 2020)
H2W Technologies have been manufacturing voice coils that have been custom designed for the medical industry. Voice Coil Actuators in qua...

74 Intellidrives Offers Large Hollow Shaft Rotary Actuator (June 1, 2020)
The hollow shaft rotary table is integrated with a high rigidity cross-roller bearing. This structure improves permissible thrust load an...

75 Misumi Mech Lab Examines Belt Drives Vs. Ball Screw Actuators (March 26, 2020)
The challenge for mechanical automation systems in the past has been the successful conversion of rotational motion from electric or mech...

76 SMAC Actuator Offers Automated Screw Thread Quality Checking (July 16, 2018)
The requirement for strict specification and acceptance of all automotive parts and components has greatly increased in recent years.&nbs...

77 Intellidrives Introduces Hollow Rotary Actuators (May 7, 2018)
The hollow output table is integrated with a high rigidity cross-roller bearing. This structure improves permissible thrust load and mome...

78 Danfoss Power Solutions Obtains UL Certification for PVE-EX Actuator (May 14, 2018)
Danfoss Power Solutions has secured UL certification for both the United States and Canada for its explosion-proof PVE-EX electrohydrau...

79 Möhlenhoff OEM Actuator 5 Requires Up to 45% Less Electricity Than its Predecessor (August 5, 2015)
Detailed measurements have shown that the power consumption of the OEM Actuator 5 is less than that of other systems – with some mo...

80 Bell-Everman Offering New Sealed Linear Actuators For Lighter Loads (April 22, 2015)
Bell-Everman is now offering a new compact model of their SLS sealed linear stage that keeps contamination such as manufacturing debris, ...

81 BEI Offers Voice Coil Actuators (June 23, 2011)
BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has announced a breakthrough in miniaturization for cyli...

82 Haydon Kerk Actuator Operates in Harsh Environments (July 28, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions prides itself on its ability to customize linear motion systems for just about any application. Among t...

83 ScrewRail Actuator Simplifies Motion Systems (March 18, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, recently introduced the SRA04 Motorized ScrewRai...

84 Actuator Offers Built-In Anti-Rotation Mechanism (February 16, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc, a manufacturer of precision linear motion products, now offers the 19000 Series, 20 mm captive linear ...

85 Haydon Kerk Releases SplineRail Linear Actuator (January 3, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, recently introduced the Programmable Motorized S...

86 J.W. Winco Releases Actuator Line (January 18, 2011)
J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers series GN 291-NI Linear Actuators with le...

87 Haydon Kerk Releases Linear Actuator Package (August 19, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a manufacturer of linear motion products, has released a new version of its popular 36 mm G4 linear actuato...

88 Parker Releases LCR Actuator Series (September 20, 2011)
Parker's Electromechanical Automation Division is pleased to announce the release of the new Light Capacity Rodless (LCR) Actuator Se...

89 Parker Announces Release of ETT Linear Motor Actuator Series (December 9, 2014)
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a supplier of motion control technology, announced the release of the Electric Thru...

90 Festo Introduces a Versatile Programmable Position Transmitter for Linear Actuators (January 8, 2015)
The new SDAT-MHS T-slot programmable position transmitter from Festo provides the same functionality as position transducers and mechanic...

91 Linear Actuator Offers Precise Positioning (March 7, 2013)
BEI Kimco Magnetics' Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator Series allows for precise positioning to meet high accuracy requirements. When...

92 Intellidrives Offers Drives and Indexers for Actuators (January 25, 2013)
IntelliDrives Drives and Indexers provide OEMs with advanced tuning and commutation algorithms, made possible by state-of-the-art DSP te...

93 Linear Actuator Offers Integrated Package (November 23, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA Size 23 Non-captive Linear Actuator. The Idea Size 23 linear a...

94 Haydon Kerk Updates Linear Actuator (January 31, 2012)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a manufacturer of linear motion products, has released a new version of the popular 36 mm G4 linear actuato...

95 Actuator Offers Long Life and Static Load Capacity (December 13, 2010)
Linear motion control systems and turnkey components manufacturer Nook Industries has recently introduced the Infinity 1 Roller Screw Act...