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  • What Questions Should You Ask During the Product Lifecycle?

    What Questions Should You Ask During the Product Lifecycle?

    There are four phases of a product’s lifecycle. When you’re in the business of manufacturing, it’s important to know exactly why you’re doing what you’re doing and to leave nothing to chance. There are too many resources invested across the entire manufacturing process to be flippant about it. T...
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  • What Makes a Robot a Cartesian Robot?

    What Makes a Robot a Cartesian Robot?

    As opposed to another type of robot or multi-axis system. First, a Cartesian system is one that moves in three, orthogonal axes — X, Y, and Z — according to the Cartesian coordinates. (Although it should be noted that a rotary axis — in the form of an end effector or end of arm tooling — is somet...
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  • What the World Would be Like if Palletizer Machines Didn’t Exist?

    What the World Would be Like if Palletizer Machines Didn’t Exist?

    Palletizer machines have become an essential part of automation, replacing human error and injury in manufacturing with efficiency and speed. In addition to such benefits, palletizers can handle environments that would otherwise be injurious to workers. Instead of requiring the hire of more labo...
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  • Designing with Motion Control in Mind

    Designing with Motion Control in Mind

    What OEMs and design engineers need to know about motors, drives, and controllers. Whether designers are improving a motion-centric machine or building a new one, it is essential they begin with motion control in mind. Then they can develop the design around the best way to get effective and eff...
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  • Ballscrews Provide Fast, Accurate Linear Motion

    Ballscrews Provide Fast, Accurate Linear Motion

    What, Why and How Because of their ability to provide high thrust and accurate positioning, ballscrews can be found in many automated assembly applications that require linear motion. Ballscrews drive positioning stages for assembling small parts. Ballscrews control the Z axis in robots and the r...
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  • How To Use Tools/bits Of Wood CNC Router Machines?

    How To Use Tools/bits Of Wood CNC Router Machines?

    The selection and use of tools/bits and fixtures are very important in the process of engraving and cutting works with CNC router machines. Incorrect use can easily cause damage to the tools, even the engraving effect will be greatly reduced. How to select and use tools for wood cnc router machi...
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  • Whether to Make or Buy a Linear System?

    Whether to Make or Buy a Linear System?

    Calculate Linear and Radial-bearing Life, Ball-screw Life, Ball-screw Critical Speed, and Deflection of the Support Profile When considering whether to make or buy a linear system, think about the engineering time and expertise you’ll need to design the system from scratch. You’ll need to calcul...
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  • Switching from Robot Systems to Cartesian Handling Systems

    Switching from Robot Systems to Cartesian Handling Systems

    Overview of industrial robots The trend in conventional linear and rotational applications is moving away from robots to energy-efficient and cost-optimized systems, as manufacturers often don’t require all the functions, large sizes and degrees of freedom robots provide. Although considered an ...
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  • How to design a linear-motion system?

    How to design a linear-motion system?

    High efficiency, accuracy and stiffness. The shortest path between two points is a straight line. But if you’re designing a linear-motion system, you’ll have to consider structural support, guides, drives, seals, lubrication, and accessories between points A and B. Whether you decide to design a...
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  • Tips for selecting pre-engineered Cartesian robots

    Tips for selecting pre-engineered Cartesian robots

    【X-Y and X-Y-Z orientations】 Cartesian robots operate in two or three axes along the Cartesian coordinate system of X, Y, and Z. While SCARA and 6-axis robots are more widely recognized, Cartesian systems can be found in nearly every industrial application imaginable, from semiconductor manufa...
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  • The Difference Between Model Predictive Control and Vibration Suppression

    The Difference Between Model Predictive Control and Vibration Suppression

    Linear Axis Servo System Today’s ac servo systems are much different than those built even 10 years ago. Faster processors and higher resolution encoders are enabling manufacturers to implement amazing advances in tuning technology. Model Predictive Control and vibration suppression are tw...
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  • Synchronous belt failures: Six ways they can occur

    Synchronous belt failures: Six ways they can occur

    the causes of opting for the synchronous belt Synchronous belts can transmit high torque without the potential for slip, due to positive engagement between the teeth of the belt and the grooves of the pulley. But the performance of synchronous belt drive systems can be affected by installation e...
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  • What are Accuracy and Repeatability in Industrial Robots?

    What are Accuracy and Repeatability in Industrial Robots?

    linear motion system key parameter There are numerous ways to classify the performance of linear positioning devices such as ball screws, belts, and rack and pinion systems, but the terminology can be confusing. The two most common terms, accuracy and repeatability, and are often used interchang...
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  • When Do You Need a Gantry Robot?

    When Do You Need a Gantry Robot?

    When you think of an industrial robot, what comes to mind? Articulated robots like these are widely recognized, thanks to car company commercials and robot dance sequences. SCARA (Selective Compliance Articulated Robot Arm) robots are also well-recognized due to their adoption and proliferation ...
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  • What Is Linear Robotics?

    What Is Linear Robotics?

    Different uses for Linear robotics With automation on the rise, the case for linear robotics, has expanded. Linear robots are a type of industrial robot with two or three principal axes that move in a straight line rather than rotate, functioning at right angles to each-other. The three sliding ...
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  • What are Accuracy and Repeatability in Industrial Robots?

    What are Accuracy and Repeatability in Industrial Robots?

    the Geometric Meaning of Accuracy and Repeatability An industrial robot has many metrology or measurable characteristics, which will have a direct impact on the effectiveness of the robot during the execution of its tasks. The main measurable characteristics are repeatability and accuracy. Rough...
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  • The Three-sided Cutter Cutting Mechanism Adopting Linear Bearing Positioning System

    The Three-sided Cutter Cutting Mechanism Adopting Linear Bearing Positioning System

    This industrial equipment includes a base, a knife holder on the front mouth, a cross beam, two sets of symmetrically mounted upper knife seats and a lower knife seat. The two ends of the knife holder and the crossbeam at the front mouth are screwed together with two symmetrical Z-shaped connect...
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  • The Application of Linear Modules in The Automotive Industry

    The Application of Linear Modules in The Automotive Industry

    High Speed Machining Center In today's many production companies are taking the automation route, so many companies are paying more and more attention to linear modules. In many industries, the automotive manufacturing industry is also very demanding for linear modules....
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  • 4 Key Factors to Select Palletizer with Linear Positioning System

    4 Key Factors to Select Palletizer with Linear Positioning System

    Palletizers are very powerful and they can have many different functions in different environments. For example, a feed palletizer, which can collect, sort and arrange work products. However, due to the popularity of machinery and the growing market demand, the production function and design of ...
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  • What are the characteristics and advantages of linear motors?

    What are the characteristics and advantages of linear motors?

    Manufacturers discuss their experience   With the rapid development of automatic control technology and microcomputers, higher requirements are placed on the positioning accuracy of various types of automatic control systems. In this case, the traditional rotary electric machine is combined...
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  • 15 kinds of Industrial robots for automated linear guide

    15 kinds of Industrial robots for automated linear guide

    Linear module is also called the linear motion guide, its application in industry is very broad, many people may not have heard of linear axis, but when it comes to its purpose, may to the precision of automation products you have hearded even used. Let us make a brief introduction of the applic...
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  • What’s Difference between Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electrical Actuator

    What’s Difference between Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electrical Actuator

    A linear actuator moves a load, which can be an assembly, components, or a finished product, in a straight line. It converts energy into a motion or force and can be powered by pressurized fluid or air, as well as electricity.Here is a breakdown of common linear actuators, their advantages and t...
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  • Common application of ball screw and linear guide

    Common application of ball screw and linear guide

    Components of linear motion system The linear bearing is a very important part of the Linear Guide. It is a linear motion system that is produced at a low cost and is used for infinite strokes in conjunction with cylindrical shafts. Because the bearing ball is in point contact with the shaft, th...
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  • ball screw linear positioning stage sorting system

    ball screw linear positioning stage sorting system

    Traditional way of manual sorting has high cost, low efficiency, higher pain points, breakage and ball module with intelligent sorting system with the following advantages won the praise of the industry. 1. The sorting accuracy is high, the noise is small Equipment adopts advanced information re...
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  • Linear Motion Systems Market Growing to $8 Billion by 2021

    Linear Motion Systems Market Growing to $8 Billion by 2021

    The global linear motion systems industry will increase to $7.94 billion U.S. by 2021, according to London-based market research company Technavio. In their recent in-depth report, “Global Linear Motion Systems Market 2017-2021,” the linear motion system market will have a compound a...
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  • Linear motion for robotic handling in automated warehouses-Pick and place arm

    Linear motion for robotic handling in automated warehouses-Pick and place arm

      When designing and configuring an automated warehouse, one design goal is to keep the system as light and compact as possible. Depending on the size of the load being moved, there are two common types of automated warehouses. In lighter applications, aluminum structures can handle loads u...
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  • The Difference between Cartesian, Six-Axis and SCARA Robots

    The Difference between Cartesian, Six-Axis and SCARA Robots

    To pick a robot, first evaluate the application’s needs. That starts with profiling the job’s load, orientation, speed, travel, precision, environment and duty cycle, sometimes called LOSTPED parameters. 1. Load. A robot’s load capacity (defined by the manufacturer) must exceed the total weight ...
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  • What made you choose cartesian robot used in automatic productline?

    What made you choose cartesian robot used in automatic productline?

    With automation on the rise, the case for linear robotics has expanded. Linear robots are a type of industrial robot with two or three principal axes that move in a straight line rather than rotate, functioning at right angles to each-other. The three sliding joints correspond to moving the wris...
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  • How to choose linear guide accuracy?

    How to choose linear guide accuracy?

    When choosing a recirculating linear guide, there are several criteria that need to be specified, including size, preload and accuracy. And although the term “accuracy” is often used in a generic sense, when referring to recirculating ball or roller guides, it designates five characteristics: 1....
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  • Best Heavy-Duty Gantry Alternatives

    Best Heavy-Duty Gantry Alternatives

    Automated motion guidance systems with heavy-duty load capacities are experiencing a significant increase in demand. One reason for this revolves around the installation of flexible multi-axis robots onto long tracks. This allows engineers to greatly extend the work envelope while taking full ad...
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  • What’s the Difference Between Servo and Stepper Motors?

    What’s the Difference Between Servo and Stepper Motors?

    Which one is right for your application? Let’s explore key decision criteria including speed, acceleration, and price targets. Stepper Motors Stepper motors consist of a rotor with permanent magnets and a stationary stator that carries the windings. When current runs through the stator windings,...
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  • Repeatability in Motion Control

    Repeatability in Motion Control

    Understanding repeatability, its causes, and its influence on the performance of a linear-motion system is essential in determining the capability needed in a given application, as well as specifying the appropriate components.Ideally, a motion system repeatedly and consistently moves a load to ...
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  • Ball screw nut installation method note the following points

    Ball screw nut installation method note the following points

    Ball screw nut pair is only used to bear the axial load, radial force, bending moment will make the ball screw nut auxiliary surface contact stress and other loads, which may cause permanent damage to the screw. Correct installation is a prerequisite for effective maintenance. Therefore, the fol...
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  • Automated Stack & Stitch System Robots(Z axis linear camera)

    Automated Stack & Stitch System Robots(Z axis linear camera)

    With its extensive expertise in linear image acquisition, VistaLink focuses on the medical sector. At least 50 Megapixels are required to accurately map all the components of a particular object. But an area scan camera with that image quality is not available. The same result is achieved by mov...
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  • Analysis: metal laser cutting machine linear motion guide

    Analysis: metal laser cutting machine linear motion guide

    multi-axis linear module What is the Linear Guide of a metal laser cutting machine? Many people are concerned about this issue. What is the purpose of the linear guide of a metal laser cutting machine? What does it play in the production and processing of metal laser cutting machines? What kind ...
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  • XY tables: How do they differ from Cartesian and gantry systems?

    XY tables: How do they differ from Cartesian and gantry systems?

    There are many ways to build linear systems for motion in the X, Y, and/or Z directions – also known as Cartesian coordinates. The terms we generally use to refer to these systems depend on how the axes are assembled, where the load is positioned, and to some extent, what type of use the system w...
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