Posted by Andrew Zaske on Di, Okt 05 2021 @ 9:30

A pressing need

Electric servo-mechanical presses offer increased versatility and production improvement opportunities over hydraulic presses.

An electric servo-mechanical press offers all the versatility of a hydraulic press, with production speeds close to a flywheel press.


Posted by Ryan Klemetson on Di, Sep 07 2021 @ 9:30

In the bag

Design flexibility solves packaging problem

Rodless electro-mechanical actuators on a modular bagging system precisely position incoming bags regardless of size.

Posted by Andrew Zaske on Di, Aug 03 2021 @ 9:30

Gantry and multi-axis system: Build it your way

Follow a straight-forward four-step method

Gantries can be complicated and specialized. There are infinite variations for moving an object on multiple axes. But multi-axis motion control systems don’t have to be intimidating if you follow a straight-forward method that involves four steps. 

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

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. 

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

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.  

Posted by Matt Gulleen on Di, Mai 04 2021 @ 9:30

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. 

Posted by Andrew Zaske on Di, Dez 15 2020 @ 9:30

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.

Posted by Andrew Zaske on Do, Okt 22 2020 @ 9:30

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.

Posted by Andrew Zaske on Do, Okt 08 2020 @ 11:00

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. 

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

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.