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“laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis.”

If you read that title of this article and stared at your computer screen in confusion, you are not alone. Most people wouldn’t recognize that the confusing words in the title are actually the official name of the popular vision correction method, LASIK surgery. LASIK surgery is a preferred choice by many people who have suffered with bad vision for a large part of their life. In this quick outpatient procedure (most are done in about five minutes) the surgeon uses a laser to make a series of cuts and movements that reshape your eye and correct your vision. Although the procedure is a quick one, it is a very complicated one and requires the correct tools and equipment being operated by the most qualified of ophthalmologists. Continue reading

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Linear Actuator Innovations

Are linear actuators entering the technical vocabulary of hobbyists? Industry professionals have long been singing the praises of linear actuators because of their contribution to automation and, in turn, the broadening of lean manufacturing. Linear actuators make major contributions to high-tech industry the world over, and their influence is only continuing to increase. It’s increasing so much, in fact, that if you enter “linear actuators” into a search engine and restrict your search to results generated within the past hour, you’ll find hundreds of results. Continue reading

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Seeing the Importance of Linear Actuators to Industry

It can be hard to understand exactly why and how servo actuators are useful if you haven’t been exposed to some of their applications. After all, what makes a little cylinder that expands and retracts so important? How could an entire industry be built to support the market for these things? It just happens that linear actuators are among the unsung heroes of industrial modernization. They are usually employed out of sight and out of mind, but advanced industrial products manufacturing and design has come to rely on access to actuators. Continue reading

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Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Releases a 36mm Linear Actuator Configuration to Replace Existing Size 14 Hybrids

Waterbury, CT – Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a premier manufacturer of linear motion products, has released a new version of the popular 36mm G4 linear actuator. This configuration includes a special adapter plate that allows the smaller 36mm OD unit to replace existing size 14 hybrid stepper motor linear actuators. Continue reading

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