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Motion Control Features

Sheet metal laser cutting system achieves accuracy of plus/minus 10 microns

In collaboration with NUM Taiwan, the Taiwanese laser machine manufacturer Legend Laser, Inc., has developed a unique multi-axis system for the precision cutting of thin sheet metal parts.

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Total cost of ownership – Actuation comparisons

There has been a wide debate in the industrial press in recent times regarding the comparisons of hydraulic and electric actuation.

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Low maintenance gantry system improves consistency and quality

HepcoMotion has recently upgraded its core blacking process system with the use of its own HDS2 rack driven gantry system to dip its slides, rings and track system into a multi-station chemical finishing dipping plant.

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Making light work of heavy loads

The flexibility of linear motion components means that they are very often the foundation of production machines and automation systems.

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    Selecting mechanical components for duty in harsh environments(13/03/2019)

    As electromechanical actuators and other mechanical motion components expand in capability for heavy duty applications, so does their resistance to harsh conditions.

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    Hybrid bearings: a developing technology(04/03/2019)

    Hybrid bearings perform well under poorly lubricated and contaminated conditions. While they are much less prone to surface distress than their all-steel counterparts, imperfections that may pre-exist in the material or on the surface of a hybrid bearing’s ceramic rolling elements can potentially compromise performance.

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    Coding the safety of your workers(04/03/2019)

    In 2017, a report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed over 60,000 non-fatal injuries happened to workers in the UK’s manufacturing sector. With automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies becoming more prevalent, this figure is expected to decrease dramatically as the number of potential risks to plant workers falls.

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    Shock absorbers: the final piece of the productivity puzzle(18/12/2018)

    With productivity incredibly important to manufacturers, shock absorbers are being used to ensure machines have longer lives, lower maintenance and safer operations. Paul Mulvey, UK Sales Manager for norelem, investigates what is behind the decision to use these products.

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    Self-synchronising actuators simplify the automation of large or awkward loads(16/11/2018)

    Balancing large or awkward loads can be a challenge for many industrial applications. Whether it is the hood of a construction vehicle, a large work platform, a solar panel or an industrial material handling system, movements that are imbalanced can impact performance, cause unnecessary wear and tear, and jeopardise worker safety.

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