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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.
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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.
The complete Product News section from the March 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
Here's what one supplier is doing to take advantage of the mobile phone in your pocket.
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.
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A reader asks for clarification on last issue's Ask the Expert column about ball screw sizing.
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.
Companies focus on customization and quality in linear motion
The complete Product News section from the October 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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.
Smart actuators bring big benefits to utility and other off-highway vehicles
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...
The complete Product News section from the June 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
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.
News Items About linear guides
1 Thomson Offers 400 Series Linear Guides (November 22, 2010)
Thomson recently introduced the 400 Series Profile Rail Linear Guides, a cost-effective solution engineered to deliver accurate, reliable...