Shizu Yamaguchi

  • Sliding vs Rolling: Benefits of Plastic Linear Bearings

    Sliding vs Rolling: Benefits of Plastic Linear Bearings

    Learn about the advantages of implementing plastic linear plain bearings into applications as well as how to correctly do so. Optionally, watch the webinar, complete with informational slides.

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  • How Does a Linear Actuator Work?

    How Does a Linear Actuator Work?

    Learn about the different kinds of linear actuators, as well as how both rod-style and track-style actuators work. Selection tips are included, as well as descriptions of component parts.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Plastic Bearings

    The Pros and Cons of Plastic Bearings

    Some cons of using plastic bearings include that they cannot handle extreme load capacities, extreme temperatures or high rotations per minute. Pros include the ability to handle edge loads and more.

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  • An Introduction to Self-Aligning Plain Bearings

    An Introduction to Self-Aligning Plain Bearings

    Self-aligning refers to the fact that the bearing can handle various types of motion, such as tilting, oscillating and linear motion, not just axial in the case of a rotating shaft.

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  • How Does a Slew Ring Work?

    How Does a Slew Ring Work?

    Two concentric rings make up the main structure of a slewing bearing. The outer ring usually lies flat against a motionless surface and is screwed into place via evenly spaced mounting holes.

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  • How to Make a Linear Actuator Move Faster

    How to Make a Linear Actuator Move Faster

    For screw-driven linear actuators, change the lead screw’s pitch to increase speed. For example, instead of using a standard 10×2 pitch, increase it to 10×5, 10×10 or even 10×50.

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  • What is a Linear Actuator Motor?

    What is a Linear Actuator Motor?

    Learn about linear actuator motors from the ground up, starting with the definition of an actuator. Describes 3 types of motors and has a basic guide on how to choose the right one for your project.

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  • How to Measure Bearings

    How to Measure Bearings

    Whether you are looking to replace an old bearing or seeking out extras to have on hand, knowing how to measure your bearings beforehand is important and can save you some hassle.

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  • Plastic vs Metal Self-aligning Bearings

    Plastic vs Metal Self-aligning Bearings

    More design options, differing motion & no rust. See how igus® self-aligning bearings compare to its metal bearing counterparts in this one-page infographic.

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  • drylin® Decision Tree: How to Choose Your Linear System

    drylin® Decision Tree: How to Choose Your Linear System

    From linear bearings & slides to fully assembled actuators and gantries, this decision tree will help you find the linear system you are searching for.

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