Technical Blog Archive

Direct Drive Motors

How does a Direct Drive Motor work? Direct drive motors are either linear or rotary motors and are an integral part of the mechanical assembly. The motors essentially eliminate the need for mechanical transmission elements such as couplings, gearboxes or belt and pulley systems. Direct drive...

How does a Linear Actuator work?

How does a Linear Actuator work? Linear actuators work by moving an object or piece of equipment in a straight line, moving an object extremely accurately and repeatably if required. The primary reason for designing a linear actuator into a system is for the need to move a payload in a linear...

How do Ball Screws work?

Ball bearings within a ball screw roll along the track in a similar way to ball bearings in a standard rotary ball race, therefore eliminating the sliding friction associated with lead screws. The ball bearings are continually recirculated through the ball nut, distributing the load and picking...

What is a Servo Motor?

Servo motors offer exceptional performance over traditional DC brushed motors as the motors are commutated using electronics rather than carbon brushes. There are various options available including brakes, multiple feedback devices and different IP ratings. Incorporating a servo motor within...

Motion Control Applications

We have a team of highly-skilled engineers with many years of engineering experience between them, meaning we can offer our customers an extensive design and manufacturing capability to provide customised motion control solutions.  Heason Technology provide specialist motion engineering...

Differences between Linear and Rotary Actuators

What are the differences between Linear and Rotary Actuators? Linear actuators move an object or piece of equipment in a straight line. They can be designed to move an object extremely accurately and repeatably if required. Most linear actuators work by converting rotary motion from...