Technical Blog

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...

Types of Slip Rings

Types of Slip Rings Slip Rings come in many different types and sizes, available as either standard or customised.  Heason Technology offers both standard and customisable Slip Rings which are designed to deliver a flexible, cost effective, high quality and reliable...

Ball Screws vs Lead Screws

We asked our engineering experts the most common differences between ball screws and lead screws to help you make the best choice for your application.  Ball Screws vs Lead Screws: What are the differences? Typically, in most applications you can use either a ball screw or a lead screw,...

What is a Servo Drive?

A servo drive is an integral part of a servo system which also includes the controller, motor and feedback device. Communication to and from controllers and other devices can be via a simple digital and analogue i/o or digital fieldbus communication, such as EtherCAT, CANopen and many...