Technical Blog

Why the move from traditional fluid power to electric actuation?

Things like production throughput, high energy costs, machine adaptability and the awareness of improved health and safety are high on everyone’s agenda. When considering these factors, a move to electric actuation offers many advantages over traditional hydraulic and pneumatic...

Linear Actuator Types

There are different types of linear actuators available, we have a wide range of different styles and configurations. Linear Actuator Types There are different types of linear actuator available. The types we have on offer at Heason are; Precision Ball Screw Actuators, Industrial Linear...

Motion Control Basics

Motion control is everywhere around us and you will have encountered some motion control technology at some point in your life. What is Motion Control? Motion control is part of automation and involves moving and measuring individual parts of a larger machine or device in a very precise and...

Stepper Motor Basics

Stepper Motors are also called a stepping motor, they are called this because they move in discrete “steps”. How do Stepper Motors Work? The inner workings of a stepper motor include a rotor. The rotor turns in steps – hence the name Stepper Motor. Round the outside of the...

Linear Actuator Applications

Linear actuators are available in different styles and configurations this makes them suitable for many different applications in a wide range of industries. Linear actuators are fast becoming a vital device within motion control. Linear Actuators comprise of an AC or DC motor, gearing and a...

How does a Planetary Gearbox Work?

Planetary Gearboxes are a type of gearbox where the input and output both have the same centre of rotation. This means that the centre of the input gear revolves around the centre of the output gear and the input and output shafts are aligned. How Does a Planetary Gearbox Work? The alignment...