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Servo Motors from Heason Technology

  Our range of servo motors suit many different types of harsh environments, including wash-down environments for food and beverage industries, explosion-proof environments found in oil and gas industries and environments with extreme temperatures.  We’ve put together our top...

Planetary Gearboxes from Heason Technology

There are seven Thomson Linear Micron® TRUE Planetary™ gearheads available from Heason Technology which are ideal for motion control applications including: Robotics Medical applications Machine tools Navigation Security Heason Technology is a leading distributor for...

What is Motion Control?

What is Motion Control? Motion control is the process of moving machinery using rotary and linear actuators. Motion Control is a sub-field of automation whereby position or velocity machines are controlled using a motion control device, such as a linear actuator, electric motor, a hydraulic pump...

Servo Motor vs Stepper Motor

Servo Motor vs Stepper Motor; what are the similarities? Both servo and stepper motors can provide reliable power for a highly effective system. They both have the following features: High positional accuracy Compact mechanical assembly Reduced machine parts count Very smooth...

Types of Linear Actuators

Types of Linear Actuators There are three main types of linear actuators that can be used in various applications to produce motion. They are Lead Screw Actuators, Ball Screw Actuators and Rodless Actuators. The primary purpose of a linear actuator is to make an object move forward/reverse by...

What is a Slip Ring?

Slip Rings are used within applications where there is unrestrained, intermittent or continuous rotation and power or data needs to be transmitted. Slip rings are used to improve the mechanical performance of a system or to simplify the operation. They are also used as a way of eliminating the...