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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...

Types of Gearbox

A gearbox can be described as a method of transferring rotational motion or energy from one device to another. We generally refer to our gear systems as reduction gears as we use them to reduce speed resulting in increased torque. Types of Gearbox At Heason, we mainly deal with three...

Servo Motor Applications

Servo Motor Applications Servo motors are used throughout a wide range of industries for different applications. They can be used to replace conventional AC motors, stepper motors and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Some of their uses are: Machine Tools – Where high accuracy is...

What is a Linear Actuator?

Linear actuators are well used in motion control and are a vital device within this field. They usually consist of an AC or DC motor, some form of gearing and a lead or ball screw with driving nut. As the motor turns the screw which forces the nut along the shaft and whatever is being controlled by...

What is a Lead Screw?

Lead screws are threaded bars of metal and a threaded nut which is in direct contact with the screw; this generates sliding friction as opposed to rolling friction from other alternative devices (such as a ball screw). Rotational motion will turn the screw, causing the nut to move along in a linear...