Biotechnology

Submitted by Parker Electromechanical Team
Parker ETH Cylinder

There is no “one size fits all” drive train linear actuator technology for every application. In reality, the selection of different types of linear motion systems depends entirely on what is most critical to a specific application.

iPolymer Sub Miniature Solenoid Valves

The iPolymer Sub-miniature Solenoid Valves, offered in 2-Way NC, 2-Way NO, and 3-Way designs, perform under extreme conditions and are ideally suited for semiconductor, pharmaceutical, bio-medical and chemical process applications.

Submitted by Corey Foster || Valin Corporation
Automating a Manual Process

When manufacturing engineers are tasked with automating a process that is currently done manually, their main question for an automation supplier is "Have you ever automated this specific process before?" In complex applications, the answer is typically "no." Learn more.

Submitted by Corey Foster
Specsmanship - Load ratings using bearning life curves

What is specmanship?  Why do we care?  Well, in case you haven’t noticed, the catalog specs are not always straight forward as they appear.  Let's look at a couple examples.

AlphaStep Closed Loop Stepper Motor Systems

Oriental Motor's AlphaStep closed loop control systems perform accurate positioning operations with ease. The AlphaStep features a unique control system combining the benefits of "open loop control" and "closed loop control".

Submitted by Corey Foster
The Motion Control Show Episode 7

We're continuing to talk about terminology and this time we're talking about rotary mechanics.  I’m Corey Foster of Valin Corporation.  Let's talk about this.

The Motion Control Show, Episode 1: Who Can Help Me?

This overview will help you to understand the differences between industrial automation manufacturers, representatives, distributors and integrators…and who you want to reach out to for help.

We've been talking about a lot of different basic terminology.  Now we're going to talk about just some basic types of linear mechanics.

We're continuing on with talking about some of the basic terminology and things you need to know in order to be able to size your own mechanics and gantry. We cover motion requirements and a summary at the end of the last several episodes.

As we dive further into sizing and selecting mechanics, there are a couple of terms that are extremely important in understanding the requirements of an application.