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How to Ensure Bolted Joint Integrity When Using a Compression Limiter in a Plastic Assembly

Compression Limiters are used to protect plastic components in bolted joints and maintain a threaded fastener’s clamp load by eliminating plastic creep. To function properly, bearing surface beneath the bolt’s head must extend over the Compression Limiter to contact the plastic component. If this bearing surface is too small, the host component may not be […]


When to Apply External, Non-Captive and Captive Step Motor Actuators

A common way to generate precise linear motion is to use an electric motor (rotary motion) and pair it with a leadscrew to generate a linear actuation system. Depending upon what this linear actuator interfaces with it can be constructed in a number of different ways. This white paper will explain the different style of […]


Navigating the Complexities of Motion Systems

Now more than ever there are more options for motion design solutions covering a long list of varied technologies. It can be intimidating trying to navigate this sea of solutions if you do not understand some of the basic strengths and weaknesses of these technologies. This white paper will serve as a guide to understanding […]


Flexible, robust, precise and efficient: The new benchmark in modular incremental encoders

Requirements vary according to the application, so finding the matching encoder is not an easy thing. As a remedy, Baumer offers a modular encoder platform. The incremental encoders of the OptoPulse series are available in all common flange designs, with solid or hollow shafts up to 15 mm, several connection options and max. 5000 line […]


The Basics of Pressure Relief Valves

Pressure relief valves (safety relief valves) are designed to open at a preset pressure and discharge fluid until pressure drops to acceptable levels. The development of the safety relief valve has an interesting history.