Roller screw jack actuators use a roller screw and nut ring gear assembly supported by two bearings. A worm gear in a stationary housing drives the actuators. The configuration distributes compression loads evenly for best handling of heavy loads in one direction. Multiple contact points in the roller screw design maximize load-carrying capacity. SKF Linear […]
Three New Body Sizes for Tolomatic’s MXE Actuators
Hamel, MN—Tolomatic announces the introduction of three new body sizes to its MXE Series of rodless screw drive electric actuators. MXE now solves a wider variety of applications with its expanded product line and enhanced capabilities. All 12 MXE models offer a clean new look with load carrying flexibility. The recent introduction of this electric […]
Actuator Extends Nozzle’s Reach Into Dangerous Places
Leslie M. MorganHelac Corp. Firefighters have one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs in the public’s eye. They are called upon to face complex fires or natural disasters to save lives or property. Innovative technology to help protect people and property is in high demand from firefighting forces around the world. This urgent demand […]
Buy vs. Build? The Choice is Easier.
Chris Blaszczyk is the Manager of Product Development, Automation Components Div., Misumi USA, Inc. You have choices on how to precisely move a load in a single axis: actuators, linear guides, slides, stages, or tables will all handle the required motion. To control their function, you may choose among hydraulics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, or other means. […]