Technical Blog

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 up...

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 provides 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 an electric...

World's Roundest Object

It is made out of a single crystal of silicon-28 atoms, with a roundness delta of less than 50 nano-metres over a 93.6 mm diameter. Each sphere costs an estimated £2.5m each and have to be handcrafted by a master lens maker. The spheres have to be extensively analysed for their...