Posted by Andrew Zaske on Tue, Jul 06 2021 @ 9:30 AM

Extend your reach

Linear actuators are the long arm for collaborative robots and autonomous guided vehicles

Actuators create the motion for collaborative robots and autonomous guided vehicles, whether it’s extending the reach of a robotic arm or steering a 40-foot shipping container. 

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Posted by Ryan Klemetson on Wed, Jun 02 2021 @ 9:30 AM

Go electric!

Plug in to electromechanical actuators for new—and better—performance

So maybe you missed Bob Dylan’s infamous switch to electric at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. These days, you, too, can go electric—with an electromechanical system instead of hydraulic. Our new e-book helps you overcome pre-conceived notions and provides tips for a successful performance.  

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Posted by Matt Gulleen on Tue, May 04 2021 @ 9:30 AM

Machine builders: Have it your way

Modified and custom actuators are another tool in your actuator design toolbox.

It’s usually straightforward to tweak a feature on a catalog product into something we call a modified standard product. Sometimes, you may need a highly customized solution for a specific application. That means starting with a blank sheet of paper. It all depends on your application and how the actuator is used in it. 

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Posted by Andrew Zaske on Tue, Dec 15 2020 @ 9:30 AM

The best things come in sturdy packages

A wrap-up of how linear actuators are used to make boxes.

Automatic packaging machines must efficiently and consistently form and assemble boxes of all shapes and sizes. Pneumatic cylinders have been a long-standing and economcial solution for box-forming machines. However, electric linear actuators provide controlled movement and reliability advantages while meeting the same motion and force requirements.

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Posted by Andrew Zaske on Thu, Oct 22 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Haunted house animatronics: Expect the unexpected…(cue the evil laugh)

Alligators, monsters and aliens, oh my. Scary creatures lunge, loom and swoop, animated by fast-moving cable cylinders.

What makes scary creatures scary? It’s not smoke and mirrors. It’s motion control.

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Posted by Andrew Zaske on Thu, Oct 08 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Specifying actuators 101: Actuator know-how for machine design engineers, Part 1

When you need to specify an electric linear actuator, begin by answering a few simple questions...

Learn key tips to simply actuator selection, starting with the initial decision of whether to specify an electric rod actuator or a rodless electromechanical actuator. It's all covered in our eBook, a ready-reference for your next maachine design project. 

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Posted by Andrew Zaske on Sun, Sep 20 2020 @ 2:31 PM

Motion control keeps material handling systems moving

Electric actuators bring infinite positioning, control—and a soft touch—to material handling systems, which are busier than ever due to shoppers' preferences for ordering online.

In these stay-at-home days, online shoppers increase the need for accurate, fast and efficient material handling systems, from processing paper products to packaging, conveying and shipping. Electric actuation is bringing many benefits to applications that have typically been pneumatic.

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Posted by Andrew Zaske on Thu, Sep 10 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Linear actuators for gantry and multi-axis systems

XY and XYZ systems maximize flexibility, speed, efficiency and throughput. 

Gantry and multi-axis systems are used throughout manufacturing to lift, position and move loads. Actuators and components are used to build two-dimensional designs with a simple XY axis, or three-dimensional designs with XYZ axis. 

 

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Posted by Andrew Zaske on Tue, Aug 11 2020 @ 9:30 AM

How electric actuators keep tire manufacturing up to speed

Electric solutions can replace fluid power throughout the multi-step process

Motion control systems throughout the tire-manufacturing process meet specific requirements for increased quality, faster assembly, improved reliability or flexibility to adjust sizes and changeovers. Many systems are currently driven by pneumatic or hydraulic motion control systems.  Manufacturers are increasingly opting for electric systems that are cleaner, faster and more efficient.

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Posted by Anonym on Tue, Jul 28 2020 @ 9:30 AM

Making the case: Why convert a tube-bending machine from hydraulic to electric

Whether you're making car parts or air-conditioning pipes, there may be a better way

Tube-bending machines have been driven by hydraulics for the past 80 years. Operators know how to get the best out of their machines, so why switch to electric cylinders? Yes, there are some disadvantages to going electric, but the fundamental reason to consider making the switch is simple: Electric cylinders make better parts. And that saves money. We'll discuss reasons to consider making the switch and take a look at two examples using electric-weld tubing and fluid-transfer tubing. 

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