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Misalignment

In this video, we discuss the design and performance impacts of misalignment in two linear guides. We also look at the benefits of choosing a more compliant guide like Rollon’s Compact Rail, versus a more restrictive linear guide, such as a profile rail. It’s all about using the right guide for the ...

How To Avoid the Costly Consequences of Bearing Failure

The cost of premature bearing failures can be far more than the price of the bearing. Delays in the manufacturing process due to a premature bearing failure could prove catastrophic to production timelines and wind up costing a manufacturer thousands even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Listen to ...

Linear Electromechanical Actuators and Effective Preplanning

Many different linear actuators that people in industrial automation are familiar with provide straight-line motion. Rollon’s Bob Ward, Regional Manager, and Christopher Hirsch, Actuator Product Manager, spoke about the linear electromechanical actuator gaining popularity. Listen to our podcast to l...

Belt Driven Actuators (ELM vs. E- SMART)

Belt driven actuators are cost effective options for implementing automated linear motion. They offer distinct advantages over ball-screw, and rack-and-pinion driven actuators and can strike an attractive balance between price and performance. This makes them ideal for a wide range of applications a...

TH Compact Ball Screw Driven Actuator

This versatile, high precision actuator tackles many of the linear motion challenges common to today’s manufacturing environments. It is a dual rail, ball screw driven, modular actuator with high repeatability, high load and moment capacities, and a compact footprint. Its modular design allows for m...

Fabric Cutting Machine Takes to the Field With Portable Speedy Rail

The Problem The customer was looking to incorporate a jointed linear actuator that could deliver controlled motion to a fabric cutting tool. The actuator had to provide 60 inches of stroke and be able to be broken down into smaller segments — each no longer than 40 inches in length — for easy transp...

Telescopic Rail Helps Punch Press Machine Position Heavy Punches

When it comes to manufacturing RV doors, hydraulic presses are used to punch various-sized holes into steel depending on the door size and hole requirements. Because of the forces and sizes of hydraulic punch presses, the product is usually brought to the press. This would normally require multiple ...

Discover a Smarter Way to Reduce Linear Bearing Wear

... To get the longest working life out of a linear bearing, keep it clean and well lubricated. This common-sense advice may sound easy enough to follow. Yet in the real world of round-the-clock, high-cycle manufacturing operations, bearings do get dirty and dry....

Telescopic Rail Reduces Engineering and Assembly Effort for Tool Cart Maker

To move a cantilevered load, only the strongest slides will do. Not only must they support the load, but the motion must also be smooth and precise. These can be difficult criteria to meet for bearings used in carts that contain web handling equipment. A single drawer holds hundreds of pounds of gea...

Linear Bearing System Provides Cost-Effective Solution for Custom Vehicle Designs

... Whether it’s converting vehicles for advertising top name brands at NASCAR races or providing mobile medical facilities for FEMA, SPEVCO prides itself on space planning and load designs that significantly expand the size and capability of a customer’s vehicle. Download Case Study ...

Discover the Benefits of Pre-Engineered Multi-Axis Systems

Have you ever specified a less robust alternative actuator? Are you fed up with discovering months later that it cost more time and money to fix than purchase? In our upcoming webinar on September 22 at 11 a.m. EDT, we’ll discuss cost-effective multi-axis systems that help you increase performance, ...

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