Hybrid Stepper Actuators are electromechanical devices that incorporate a rotary hybrid stepper motor with a rotary-to-linear device (typically a Lead Screw) to impart motion to linear axes. Adopted … [Read more...] about A Basic Guide to Applying Hybrid Stepper Actuators to Any Design
AMETEK Dynamic Fluid Solutions (DFS) and HVAC and boiler manufacturer Mestek Inc. have partnered for years on blowers destined for integration into various boiler products and subsystems. This white … [Read more...] about Blower customization for boiler applications
Bypass blowers are electric-motor-driven blowers that segregate two paths of air: • the path of air for performing the application’s blowing or vacuum function and • the path of air to cool the … [Read more...] about Blower airflow separation: where are bypass blowers (and their separate airflow paths) useful?
Some motion applications need axes to deliver both linear and rotary motion. Conventional designs for such functionality are often complicated and bulky. What’s more, rotary motors put to linear … [Read more...] about What are dual-motion hybrid actuators and where do they excel?
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Leadscrews — especially those with high-accuracy threads — can be a low-vibration alternative to other linear-motion options. That’s in part because of the consistent contact between their … [Read more...] about Noise and vibration in leadscrew-driven motion designs and how to avoid them
This white paper will discuss methods of selecting the best Stepper Drive for motion control applications requiring a Stepper Motor or a Stepper-Based Linear Actuator; information about the typical … [Read more...] about Stepper Motor Drives Some Factors That Will Help Determine Proper Selection
Incremental encoders are used on motors and equipment as feedback devices to determine position and direction of machinery. Motor controllers can also use position information from the encoder to … [Read more...] about Incremental Encoder Signals
In many devices lead screw assemblies are used to convert motion from rotary to linear and vice versa. Historically these assemblies have had poor efficiencies and relied on grease for improved … [Read more...] about Lead Screws 101 – A Basic Guide to Implementing a Lead Screw Assembly for Any Design
Traditionally, reflective encoders have been considered a lower end option used when cost was more important than options. Whether needing high CPR, an index channel or compact sizes, it's time to … [Read more...] about Reimagining Reflective Encoders