Electric rodless actuators have an inherent advantage over rod-style actuators for being able to support and carry loads. This reduces costs and design time by eliminating the need for other … [Read more...] about Specifying electric rodless actuators: Ten tips for maximizing actuator life and system performance
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Hygienic design principles and material selection are critical to actuator performance in food & beverage environments. Food and beverage production on today’s industrial scale would not be … [Read more...] about Evaluating actuators for washdown in food & beverage applications
Hydraulic cylinders are traditionally the go-to technology for high-force linear motion, for good reasons. They deliver high force at a low cost per unit of force, they are rugged and simple to … [Read more...] about High-force linear motion: How to convert from hydraulic cylinders to electric actuators and why.
As industrial automation technology has advanced, application demands have increased for flexibility, precision, efficiency and reliability in linear motion. This has resulted in considerable debate … [Read more...] about A technical comparison: Performance of pneumatic cylinders and electric rod actuators
When discussing a linear motion application, many first-time or beginning users will often ask us “How accurate is this actuator?” As you will see, the answer is way more involved than simply stating … [Read more...] about Introduction to accuracy and repeatability in linear motion systems