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Lead Screw Applications

What is a Lead Screw? A lead screw is a threaded bar of metal, like any other kind of screw. They have a threaded nut that moves along the screw generating sliding friction. This differs from rolling friction which other devices such as a ball screw may use. A rotational motion will turn the...

Motion Control Definition

Motion control is taking place everywhere. There are a whole host of applications that require motion control and a vast selection of products that can control motion to achieve the desired results. Motion control is part of automation and is a vital process for precision, efficiency and...

Slip Ring Function

Slip rings are also referred to as rotary joints or electric rotary joints, they are small, compact devices making them suitable for a wide range of applications where space is restricted. They are also often selected because they are a good solution to avoid cable twisting. How Does a Slip Ring...

Planetary Gearbox Design

What is a Planetary Gearbox? A planetary gearbox is a specific type of gearbox. They are known for offering high precision and higher torque-to-volume ratio when compared to other types of gearbox. This makes them well suited to applications which involve; increasing torque, reducing speed,...

How Does a Linear Actuator Work?

Linear actuators are available in various types. One of the main benefits of using a linear actuator over pneumatic or hydraulics is to allow the operator to have full control of the position and speed. They are also much more energy-efficient and often require very little to no maintenance. How...

Servo Drive Applications

Servo drives are available as either AC or DC, we also have a range of harsh environment servo drive for demanding applications. What is a Servo Drive? A servo drive can also be called an amplifier, takes a command signal from either position, velocity or current and adjusts the voltage and...