Shizu Yamaguchi

  • 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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