Linear Actuators
Choosing the Right Screw Drive Actuator | Three Technologies
Screw drive trains, a popular linear actuation technology, are designed to act as force multiplication devices, taking rotary torque input from a motor and converting it to linear thrust. A wide range...
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Tube Bending OEMs Embracing All-Electric Automation
The tube bending industry is seeing a migration from more traditional manual hydraulic process equipment to fully automated "all-electric" machinery. Historically, tube bending operations have been...
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Emerging Technologies in Life Sciences | Survey Highlights
Computer scientist Alan Kay is famous for saying “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” To gain a better understanding of what that future might look like, Parker Hannifin...
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Roller Wheel Bearing Linear Actuators | Pros and Cons
Most engineers are comfortable with the qualities of square rail bearing linear actuators and they use them regularly for motion support. Let's take a quick moment to discuss the pros and cons...
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Linear Motors | Servo Drives | PAC and More: SLAS 2016 Featured Products
It was a busy three days in San Diego at the recent Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) show as we talked about the new products and new technology on display at the Parker...
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Designing a Low-cost Actuator for Harsh Environments
Using high-quality actuator components can protect industrial equipment designers—and the users of their products—from a lot of grief. Harsh environments that can damage equipment exteriors...
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Let Automation Come to You
In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
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Developing Custom Motion Control Solutions
In order to meet challenging design and performance objectives, under tight constrains of budget and schedule, many OEMs work with motion control experts such as Parker to create a customized solution...
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Ensuring Precise Linear Movement With Position Feedback Systems
In an earlier blog post about 3D printing, “Bearings Technology Risks in Precision Linear Motion System Development,” we examined bearing technology options; now we conclude by looking at...
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Select the Right Drive Train Technology for 3D Printing Precision Linear Motion Systems
Selecting the best linear drive technology for your additive manufacturing (3D Printing) machine, or any other application, should be a process driven by the balancing of cost with performance, and...
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Take the Guesswork out of Choosing a Linear Drive Train
Wouldn't you like to take the guesswork out of selecting the right linear drive train for your positioning application? If you’re like most design engineers in today’s world, chances are you’re...
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Macro Motion Control and Drive Solutions Meet Demands of Offshore
For offshore OEMs, the space, cost, reliability and performance benefits of single supplier, multiple technology integrated solutions represent a sensible approach in extreme environments. The harsh...
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Sizing Belt Driven Actuators? Key Points to Consider
Don't be quick to think the belt is your limiting factor when sizing an actuator. There are other mechanical components to take into account. Often, there is skepticism or concern about using timing...
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Life and Linear Positioners
This post could be about the effects of c, velocity ripple and smooth motion, the differences between linear drive technologies or any number of topics. However, one thing is more important...
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Electromechanical Technologies and Key Markets
Electromechanical is the technology of controlling mechanical devices via electricity. Parker electromechanical systems and components improve precision and increase productivity. Electromechanical...
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