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 managing several projects at the same time. Likewise, most companies in today’s world that use motion control want to bring their idea to reality as soon as possible. Bringing these two realities together leads engineers to make design related decisions faster than ever before. Any design engineer who’s had exposure to the world of motion control knows that properly selecting a linear drive train can be difficult, and is of utmost importance to application performance!
Parker's Jim Monnich, Engineering Manager, has more than 30 years of experience in linear motion design and control and has condensed the typical design considerations into four easy-to-understand categories. By closely evaluating each of these topics, design engineers will be armed with the right questions to ask, to arrive at the right technology for the application, every time and faster.
These same considerations can be applied to applications from the lab environment positioning cells on a slide to industrial applications using electromechanical technology to press bearings at 10,000 pounds! At Parker, we’ve made a name for ourselves by offering our customers the broadest scale of linear positioning technology, from stages that literally fit in your pocket to actuators that can lift a pickup truck.
Here are several videos covering seven topics on selecting the proper linear actuator and outlining Jim’s methodology when approaching positioning applications for drive trains:
For more information on this approach, click here to download a whitepaper on "Choosing the Right Linear Drive Train"
This article contributed by Parker's Jim Monnich, Engineering Manager, Electromechanical Division
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