Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, Actuonix Motion Devices has been a leader in the micro motion marketplace since it was founded in 2004. Offering 164 different types of micro linear actuators and servos, we have more to choose from than any of our competitors. We provide inventive and cost-effective micro motion solutions for the growing needs of several markets including robotics, aerospace, automotive, medical and radio control. We pride ourselves on offering the most affordable, high quality micro linear actuators with great service, fast delivery and more models to choose from than our competitors.
Velmex, Inc. was one of the first manufacturers of precision positioning equipment and is still a leader in the industry today. Founded in 1967, Velmex, Inc. is a premier manufacturer of stock and custom linear and rotary motion control positioning equipment for scientific, research, machining, instrumentation and industrial applications. We produce UniSlide®, BiSlide® and XSlide™ manual and motor-driven assemblies; manual and motor-driven XY tables, rotary tables, elevating tables and turntables; as well as, VXM™ motor controls and VRO™ encoder readouts.
Since our inception in 1950, Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) has cultivated a reputation as one of the most respected names in automation solutions and guided motion technology. BWG is a woman-owned network of companies who fabricate linear actuators, linear slides, linear bearings, and other custom motion solutions. We serve a global market and have served over 20,000 customers, utilizing our extensive manufacturing experience. Choosing to work with us, our customers receive the benefit of having 50% faster time to market, lower maintenance and installation costs, and longer product life. Innovating new designs and products is a continuous priority for us, so we can continue to serve our customers well.
Isotech, Inc. is a proprietary mechanical and electromechanical parts distributor. We carry vibration absorbers, gas springs, linear actuators, and more. Our company is located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. We have been in business since 1982 and we are always looking towards the future.
Decision Technology, LLC is a systems integration company that specializes in machine vision. We are a small business located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our owner and chief engineer, Bob Rongo, has worked in the machine vision and robotics industry for over 25 years. His background includes the development of vision and robotic technology as well as its application. Additionally, he holds a degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University of New York and has five patents. As a system integrator, we can engineer and build turn-key solutions or provide engineering services.
Modern Industrial strives to meet the needs of engineers, contractors, and commercial/industrial professionals searching for a comprehensive product selection, great pricing, fast shipping, and an easy online ordering process. Our focus is on plumbing supplies such as PVC pipe, valves, and fittings. Modern Industrial can get you the products you need quick and at some of the best prices on the web! And all the products that we carry are high quality. Our goal is to make your job as simple as can be.
As a small, family-owned business based out of Strongsville, Ohio Cylinders & Valves, Inc. has a history of supplying high quality small bore hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic valves to their customers. Because they are family-owned, they are able to put a focus on meeting their customers’ needs at every level of their business. They continue to push the edge of the industry and stay innovating in order to improve their products from overall product design to the way their products are displayed on their website.
Since 1974, Kimco Magnetics was one of the original pioneers to commercialize products made with rare earth metals. Acquired in 1984 by BEI Technologies, the two companies merged to become BEI Kimco to provide you with leading-edge capabilities and cost effective manufacturing know-how with the personalization customers would to expect. BEI Kimco, a leader since the start, continues to dominate the market for leading brushless DC motors and linear and rotary voice coil actuators. We have provided the market with thousands of motors and actuators for industries ranging from medical and defense to laboratory and factory automation.
In 2001 VL Motion Systems first began successfully servicing clients in all things gear motors, reducers, brakes, and all other mechanical actuation needs. We create reliable systems backed by invaluable experience and in-depth knowledge on market trends within the industry. VL Motion continues to be trusted partners for all of our clients, with unmatched solutions, unparalleled customer service, and high quality products.
Since our founding in 1967, in Bloomfield, New York, Velmex has manufactured reliable linear and rotary motion control positioning systems. As one of the first manufacturers of precision positioning equipment, you can trust that you are receiving only the best. Our administrative, manufacturing, and research facilities are all in one location to serve customers. Currently, we provide three manual and motor driven linear and multi-axis slides, UniSlide®, BiSlide® and XSlide™. We also manufacture smooth turning manual and motor-driven XY tables, rotary tables, elevating tables, turntables and VXM™ Controllers.
Since 1988 ProTec Strategic Friction Group has been creating and advancing different solutions for a wide range of friction materials and forms. As a US-based worldwide producer of reliable solutions for some of the most demanding friction applications and environments, ProTec is dedicated to making products that make your business easier. We are a lean operating unit, drawing on a global scale to solve problems quickly and cost effectively. Read More…
Tusk Direct, Inc. specializes in the supply of the highest quality linear motion components, like linear ball and crossed roller slides, heavy duty crossed & low profile roller tables, multi axis positioning stages, recirculating slide guides, crossed roller rail sets, TA linear actuators, TPS positioners, econorails, auto stages, dove tail slides, ball bearing assemblies, anti backlash lead screws, and linear lubes. The supplies we carryout are backed by personalized service.
PHD, Inc., is a leading, ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of industrial automation actuators designed to help companies optimize their manufacturing processes. Our products consist of a full line of cylinders, escapements, grippers, linear slides, rotary actuators, clamps, multi-motion actuators, switches and sensors.
When it comes to linear bearings, it’s all about keeping things running cleanly and smoothly for the long haul. Preventing contamination is a big part of this as contaminants can cause premature wearing such as denting and galling. The most common forms of contamination are the metal chips and dust that are generated in machining or manufacturing operations. These can infiltrate linear guides and interfere with the workings of the bearings. Food debris is another form of contamination seen in food processing. Whether metal or food, these contaminants cause immediate functionality issues as well as long-term wear problems. And this can affect the accuracy of positioning as well as the quality of the product. So what can you do to avoid this while also minimizing maintenance and downtime costs?
Often used in industries such as automotive, aerospace, farm, and construction equipment, needle bearings have a high load carrying capacity and a very small section height. Using these bearings help machine designers keep dimensions down in applications where space and weight should be limited. The aerospace industry is great example of this, where needle bearings are used for wing flap and slat track rollers, in hinges and in landing gear. Unfortunately, the qualities that make them ideal for these uses also imply intrinsic disadvantages. Though they have high load carrying capacity, they cannot withstand axial loads and will fail if any vector force is applied parallel to the shaft.
In numerous precision movement applications, the linear motion bearing can be found. These products are able to provide smooth linear motion for the objects in which they are used for. When it comes to deciding the perfect linear bearing, rotary bearings can be the right choice. A linear rotary bearing is able to combine multiple linear bearing technologies to provide the smooth and low friction movement on a straight line. Typically, they are found in manufacturing, medical, construction and agricultural industries. Their applications can include drills, die cutters, engines, industrial robots, automobile assembly lines, dental tools, printing equipment and a vast array of other uses.
Bearings make the world go round. Bearings come in a variety of sizes and models. Generally, when I think of a bearing I think of a mechanical bearing, like those in my skateboard when I was younger. The skateboard bearing required weekly or monthly maintenance and eventually wore out because of friction or contamination build up. So what if a frictionless bearing was used? Linear air bearings can provide a zero static movement, thus making them more desirable.
While it can go by other names such as a fluid film bearing, most often it is referred to as the linear air bearing. This type of bearing is a frictionless bearing. It uses a thin film of pressurized air which is able to support a load while at the same time providing free motion in the necessary direction. They are able to provide a major advantage in certain industries because of their ability to provide a thin layer of air between the machine and the bearing. This makes for no contact between the items which will result in no friction, static, wear or heat generation. Further, they will not require lubrication as many of the other models will.
Linear bearings are available in all sorts of different models. Some popular options include needle bearings, rotary bearings, miniature linear bearings, slide bearings and even plastic bearings. While each of these individual products will vary slightly from each other, the over all design of a linear bearing is relatively the same. And they can serve as the perfect part to assist in moving objects along a straight line with the highest levels of precision. So, first what needs to be done is decide if a linear bearing sounds like the right option for the intended application. From there, talking with a trusted manufacturer can help provide the perfect model to make sure the job is done just right.
The linear bearing industry never rests. It seems like everyday new and improved models are coming out that can provide the precision movement that customers want from their linear bearings. They can be used for applications such as drawers, height adjustment mounts, optic alignment, precision dispensing, wafer testing and automated production equipment. Their wide range of uses makes them available in various sizes, materials and other modifications. Custom options are often available by certain manufacturers as well to make sure the product is the perfect match for the future application.