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PHD: Electric actuators in new lead screw version

Designed to provide lower tier performance at a significant cost savings, PHD’s new lower-cost lead screw version of its series of PHD Plus line of electric cylinders and linear slides is now available; in addition to the existing ball screw design, the Series ECV Electric Cylinders, the Series ESK/ESL Electric Thruster Slides, and the Series ESG Electric Gantry Slides are now offered in lead screw designs.
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Optimal Engineering Systems: Pick & hold modules for solenoid control electronics

The compact (3.00 in x 3.00 in x .85 in) PH-ET Pick & Hold module from Optimal Engineering Systems, a very low-cost solution for solenoid control electronics, is a reliable module suitable for driving valves, relays, actuators, DC motors including voice coil and moving magnet linear motors, hydraulics, electromagnets, and LEDs.
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Moog Animatics: Motors

Class 6 SmartMotors have a new powerful processor that operates at nearly twice the processor speed of Class 5.
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Allen-Bradley: Food-grade servo motor

The Allen-Bradley® Kinetix® 5500 VPF food-grade motor is a compact, single-cable servo motor that, when paired with the Kinetix 5500 servo drive, helps engineers conserve panel space and reduce inventory.
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Baldor Electric: Large AC–GPM induction motor line

Baldor Electric Company announces a new line of energy efficient electric motors.
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Bison Gear: New PowerSTAR DC gearmotor

Bison Gear and Engineering is launching a PMDC motor version of the PowerSTAR hypoid right-angle product line.
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Schunk: Compact short-stroke axis for dynamic assembly applications

Schunk has combined a powerful linear motor drive with an ultra-smooth pre-loaded roller guide for its ELB linear axis and is desig-ned for precise and dynamic strokes.
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Weiss: Linear motor axes for small parts assembly applications

Available in two different axis sizes – HG 25 with peak force of 180 N, and HG 12 with peak force of 110 N – the HG series of lightweight, aluminum, closed linear motor axes from Weiss reduce costs, provide precise axis in a compact design, and feature a unique guide profile cover made of machined aluminum to provide protection for applications that experience external contamination influences.
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B&R: Helical gearboxes

B&R’s two new helical gearboxes, the 8GP70 series with a shaft output and the 8GF70 series with a drive flange, provide smooth operation for absolute precision, excellent synchronization characteristics, and a very low noise level at high speeds.
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Adherence pack 2.0 now reaching Walmart stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.

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