IntelLiDrive tilt-yaw rotary system has high-speed capabilities

The Tilt-Yaw rotary system from IntelLiDrives integrates a two-axes rotary assembly to provide high-speed micro-machining capabilities for 3D part geometries. This precision-aligned system has accurate positioning for hemispherical surfaces. It is also used for general testing, purpose pointing, scaling and tracking applications for small options, antennae and other sensors. The system features high performance rotary

Types of linear motors

The following was excerpted from Aerotech’s Linear Motors Application Guide, which is available for free download from the Aerotech website. A linear motor can be flat, U-channel, or tubular in shape. The configuration that is most appropriate for a particular application depends on the specifications and operating environment. Cylindrical moving magnet linear motors In these

What are linear actuators and how are they sized?

Jim Mangan/VP Sales/Nook Industries Linear actuators provide important functions to a range of medical devices such as medical beds, operating tables, and dental chairs. A linear actuator is a mechanical device that converts energy to create straight-line motion to either lift, tilt, or move mechanical legs in and out, depending on the application. The basic

What are linear motors?

Linear motors produce linear motion, not rotary motion, as do most motors. Like many rotary motors, linear motors consist of a coil (primary part or forcer) and magnets (secondary part). Although there are many types of linear motors, brushless ironcore and ironless designs prevail in automation and positioning applications. Each has special construction features and

Thomson Electrak HD onboard controls make your applications work smarter

Due to the increasing integration of advanced electronics, today’s linear actuators have become safer, smarter and easier to network with agricultural, construction and mobile off-highway equipment. Modern linear actuators like the Thomson Electrak HD offer analog and digital feedback. The Electrak Modular Control System also monitors critical parameters and can react to them automatically. They

Miniature spindle for linear positioning tasks

The GP 6 S micro spindle gear has a diameter of six millimeters and is now also available in a metal version to provide a spindle drive with optimized value. Spindle drives are the perfect solution for linear positioning systems, lens adjustment, or syringe pumps. If the drive also has to be compact, then maxon motor’s GP

Kollmorgen exhibits leading hygienic design solutions at PACK EXPO 2015

Kollmorgen will exhibit its industry-leading motion solutions at PACK EXPO, September 28 to 30, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PACK EXPO attendees are invited to register online using Kollmorgen’s complimentary pass code: 79K95. In addition to product demos of the company’s innovative servo motors and stepper motors, Kollmorgen will highlight new enhancements to

Moving magnet and optical linear scale make for a small linear slide

IKO Nano Linear NT is a direct drive positioning table with a low sectional height and light weight. A moving magnet and an optical linear scale are assembled in a moving table made of steel which functions as a magnet yoke. A stator coil and linear-scale sensor are combined with a steel bed which acts

Motors Help Developers Modify Medical Devices for Kids

Procyrion, Inc. is a medical device firm developing the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use in the treatment of chronic heart failure. Its Aortix is a small, continuous-flow pump mounted within a self-expanding anchoring system and delivered via catheter through the femoral artery to the descending thoracic aorta. Once the catheter sheath