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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...

What is a Planetary Gearbox?

How does a Planetary Gearbox work? A Planetary Gearbox works by using a gear arrangement in which three planet gears rotate about a pinion, or sun gear as it is also known. The planet gears orbit inside an internal gear which is cut into the inner circumference of the gearhead body. The...

What is a Stepper Motor?

The rotor of a stepper motor rotates in steps, hence why they are called stepper motors.  The parts of the rotor will be either repelled away from the magnet or drawn towards it, as the electro-magnets in the stator are switched off and on. An open loop controller can be used due to the use of...

Heason Technology - Your Motion Control Specialist

What makes us unique within the Motion Control Industry?   We are a leading UK based Motion Control Systems Integrator with over 30 years of Motion Control experience. Our team of Motion Control specialists have expert product knowledge and industry experience so are able...