Category Archives: Positioning & Power Transmission

How Using Electric Actuators Can Save You Money

Originally posted by Parker Electromechanical Team on October, 2016 It’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts departments leaning hard on engineers to deliver lower operating costs, increasing numbers are turning to the latest … Continue reading How Using Electric Actuators Can Save You Money

Gearheads | 4 Things to Manage Heat Generation

Originally Posted by Parker Electromechanical Team on Wed. August 31, 2016 Design engineers developing applications using servo motors and gearheads must lend consideration to thermal issues. Machine performance requirements have become significantly more demanding, making the effects of temperature change a primary concern to the designer. As both servo motors and gearheads are sources of heat, it is important … Continue reading Gearheads | 4 Things to Manage Heat Generation

MTS Temposonic replace Balluff linear position sensors

MTS Temposonics has announced a new initiative to help customers upgrade Balluff linear position sensors with directly compatible connector/pinout options on the Temposonics E, G, and R series.   This initiative allows an easier transition to the premier MTS Temposonics magnetostrictive sensor without having to rewire the machine. Below is a cross-reference document showing the upgrade … Continue reading MTS Temposonic replace Balluff linear position sensors

Bottle Rejecting, Diverting, and Multi-lane Sorting

SMAC electric actuators can reject or divert a single container only, at line speeds over 1200 containers/minute. Movement of container is smooth, fast, and gentle with unique Soft-Land™ feature. Container will not tip over because of force and velocity control. First the actuator must slowly make contact and start the bottle moving then do the … Continue reading Bottle Rejecting, Diverting, and Multi-lane Sorting