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Linear Motion | Automation Notes

Linear Motion | Automation Notes

Linear motion actuators are used in factories for pick and place operations, CNC lasers and routers, complex adhesive application or whenever super-precise and accurate positioning is required.
 
Machine Produces Nanofibers for Biomedical Research

Machine Produces Nanofibers for Biomedical Research

If you can’t buy it, you have to build it. This was the situation our group of engineering students encountered when we needed to grow vascular tissue for a bioengineering project at Walla Walla University, and found existing solutions were not acceptable.
 
IronHorse Helical Gearboxes

IronHorse Helical Gearboxes

AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motor products now includes helical gearboxes which provide quiet startup and smooth operation in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, rotary tables, and more. Designed for use with 1Hp to 20Hp electric motors, IronHorse gearboxes reduce output speed while increasing torque. IronHorse Helical gearboxes feature C-face and TC-face inputs, inline outputs, ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Adds Synchronous Drive Components

AutomationDirect Adds Synchronous Drive Components

AutomationDirect’s new SureMotion line of power transmission products includes timing pulleys (or sprockets), bushings and timing belts that allow you to change speed and torque while connecting mechanically rotating components. Starting at $5.25, the SureMotion XL timing pulleys have a 1/5-inch pitch and 1/4 or 3/8-inch width and are available in aluminum or steel, with ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Adds Aluminum Worm Gearboxes to IronHorse® Line

AutomationDirect Adds Aluminum Worm Gearboxes to IronHorse® Line

AutomationDirect has expanded its mechanical power transmission product line to include aluminum worm gearboxes in five frame sizes, with gear ratios from 10:1 to 100:1.  Constructed of aluminum alloy housings, the worm gearboxes are designed with a C-flange input and hardened hollow-bore output shafts. Aluminum IronHorse worm gearboxes are available in 30 to 75mm box ... Read More
 
IronHorse™ Worm Gearboxes Now Available From AutomationDirect®

IronHorse™ Worm Gearboxes Now Available From AutomationDirect®

AutomationDirect has expanded its mechanical power transmission product line to include worm gearboxes in four frame sizes and six gear ratios from 5:1 to 60:1. Constructed of cast iron one-piece housings, the worm gearboxes feature a C-flange input and carbon steel shaft with either right-hand or dual shaft output. Manufactured by one of the world’s leading ... Read More