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.
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.
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.
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.
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.