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14 June 2022

A MANUFACTURER of PET bottles frequently had to replace the linear guides on its blow moulding machines. However, after switching to NSK’s RA series roller guides, there have been no failures for over a year, producing annual cost savings in maintenance, spare parts and downtime of €60,000.

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18 May 2022

NSK'S GROUND ball screws, linear roller guides and super-precision ball bearings are helping IMSA to consolidate its position of excellence in the field of specialised deep-hole drilling machines, which are particularly popular for mould-making applications in the automotive sector.

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14 March 2022

AT THE forthcoming Drives and Controls exhibition, Beckhoff UK will be showcasing its new XTS with no cable technology (NCT) linear transport system, alongside a selection of its other automation technologies

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01 November 2021

WHEN MOTION equipment is used in harsh environments, it needs to be of resilient design and manufactured from highly durable materials. Matara UK, specialist in automation, pneumatics and linear motion products, provides Armoloy TDC coated linear rail and ballscrews for maximum longevity in demanding applications and locations.

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09 September 2021

SCHAEFFLER'S COMPLETE linear offering is amongst the most comprehensive available, providing machine builders and design engineers with one of the widest linear product ranges currently available from a single source.

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15 April 2021

THE NEW MF1000-3T deep-hole drilling machine from IMSA is taking advantage of the benefits provided by NSK’s DIN-standard ball screws for the European machine tool market. The move builds upon a long-standing partnership between IMSA and NSK that dates back many years and involves the development of numerous machine models. IMSA intends to show the new MF100-3T at the EMO Milano machine tool exhibition in October 2021.

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15 April 2019

TransDev is an Authorised IKO Linear Partner and distributor for NTN SNR. With ongoing demand for these brands high, TransDev currently has large stocks available of IKO and NTN SNR Linear products ready for fast shipment including popular ball, roller and miniature ranges.

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21 November 2017

Users and buyers looking for quality linear products and expertise have even more choice now at TransDev since it has been named as an Authorised IKO Linear Partner, adding to its existing NTN SNR reseller status. This new partnership positions TransDev as a key distributor in the UK and Ireland for IKO linear products.

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08 February 2016

Offering smooth low friction movement, high rigidity and an excellent load capacity, HepcoMotion has launched a new range of Linear Ball Guides (HLG).

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03 November 2015

To meet growing demand for weight savings, whether in the aerospace, automotive or medical industry, technical plastics expert igus has developed its dryin W linear guide system constructed entirely of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Extremely lightweight, the carbon drylin rail features additional advantages over metallic solutions by being stiffer and non-magnetic.

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21 July 2015

HepcoMotion will be showcasing a selection of its industry leading linear motion technology, demonstrating the depth of its product ranges suited to designers of processing and packaging machinery.

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09 June 2015

Industry demands that linear guides are suitable for very fast applications, offer increased operational lifetime and cope with higher loads are being met by UK manufactured NH and NS series linear guides from NSK, enabling machine builders to either increase the performance of their products or to downsize.

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28 January 2015

Samsung’s innovation museum in Seoul, South Korea, features a 12m high x 6m wide array of LCD panels showing a cross section of Samsung customers. This impressive structure has been designed so that the panels can be raised, lowered, moved sideways and tilted; all movements guided by Hepco Heavy Duty V Guide and Ring systems.

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28 November 2014

Automation is essential if UK manufacturing is to compete against the low-wage economies of the developing world and linear positioning is often a fundamental part of automation. Gerard Bush of servo specialist INMOCO explains the design basics for linear motion systems.

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12 August 2014

With its largest ever stand, at PPMA 2014 R. A. Rodriguez will show the full extent of its products for the processing and packaging sectors. These range from automated programmable linear systems and flexible six-axis robots to precision bearings, gears, drives and conveyor products.

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28 February 2014

HepcoMotion has taken two stands at MACH 2014, demonstrating the depth of its product ranges on offer to designers of automation, production and process machinery.

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31 October 2013

With the introduction of the new ETH100, Parker Hannifin, has extended its range of High Force Electro Thrust Cylinders.

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09 August 2013

Shown at the Tate Modern, ‘Fearful Symmetry’ by Ruairi Glynn, a renowned artist who builds interactive kinetic installations, featured an illuminated tetrahedron mounted to the world’s largest delta robot to create the illusion of being ‘alive’ within the gallery’s vast darkened tanks.

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04 July 2013

Moore International has been appointed as a key distributor for Schneeberger Linear products in the UK and Ireland.

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25 June 2013

A highly efficient press line automation concept has won STROTHMANN Machines & Handling its biggest contract ever.

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FEATURES

20 June 2022

When it comes to selecting linear actuators for motion applications, some confusion remains on whether an electric or pneumatic solution is most suitable. Simon Gass, Product Marketing Manager, Actuators, from Norgren looks at the key considerations

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22 April 2020

When a group of engineering faculty and students from Virginia Tech University wanted to address inherent inefficiencies associated with traditional residential construction, electronic linear motion systems from Thomson Industries provided part of the solution

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06 July 2016

Many engineers are comfortable with rotary bearing technology but view linear as complicated and over-engineered with complex maintenance requirements. Bob Love, business development manager at Schaeffler UK dispels the common myths about linear bearing technology

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01 November 2013

LG Motion supplies high speed ‘waveform profile’ linear positioner for fluid mechanics facility at Imperial College London’s Department of Aeronautics

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30 October 2012

The most recent incarnation of Hepco’s Linear Vee Guide System is the GV3 range, with the latest developments focusing mainly on ring and track systems which are applied to a curvi-linear format

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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18 April 2017

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18 April 2017

Boost productivity with your own personal maintenance strategy Regardless of what you manufacture, ensuring your machines exhibit maximum reliability is essential to your bottom line.

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18 February 2013

Exlar FT Series force tube actuators use a planetary roller screw mounted inside a telescoping tube mechanism. The follower is attached to the moveable force tube,which then extends and retracts as the screw rotates. An external motor (supplied by Exlar or the customer) provides the rotational force.

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18 April 2017

Upskill with FANUC and improve your productivity At the FANUC Academy we’re passionate about automation – and love nothing more than conveying that passion.

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18 April 2017

The all-round CNC milling machine The new generation ROBODRILL vertical machining centre promises unrivalled quality and precision at great hourly rates.

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11 August 2017

HEIDENHAIN offers a wide range of position measuring devices that include sealed and exposed linear encoders and length gauges in absolute and incremental versions for a variety of applications.

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18 April 2017

Helping you meet your production needs Unlike conventional service and support offerings, FANUC works on the premise that because every customer’s needs are different

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18 April 2017

From the smallest to the strongest industrial robot in the world With more than 100 models, FANUC offers the widest range of industrial robots in the world.

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18 April 2017

Fast, accurate electrical discharge machining Where wire EDM is concerned, accuracy has traditionally come at the cost of speed.

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18 April 2017

Short cycle times, consistent parts quality FANUC ROBOSHOT takes state-of-the-art CNC precision technology from turning and milling and applies it to electric injection moulding.

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18 April 2017

Every part. When you need it. Where you need it. Outstanding quality and constant availability during the complete lifetime of your FANUC product make us a very reliable partner.

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18 April 2017

Flexible CNC systems and solutions Boasting the widest range of CNC systems in the industry, FANUC provides everything you will ever need for your CNC.

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