Automation Equipment

The content for this section is fed by our Technology Spotlight email newsletters, which we send out weekly. If you would like to receive these newsletters enter your email address in the dialogue box on the right. If you want to narrow your search down to particular product or industry type use the filter on the right.





High-dynamic linear piezo nanopositioning stages

Aerotech’s QNPHD linear piezo nanopositioning stages provide the benefits of both a stage and actuator in one compact, high-stiffness package. With a direct-metrology, capacitive sensor feedback ...


Microstep drive for OEM applications

Mclennan has released a miniature microstepping drive, aimed at OEM applications requiring step and direction control of smaller 2-phase stepper motors. The STR3 from Applied Motion Products (AMP) ...


Miniature linear guideway with position feedback

Schneeberger has released the MINISCALE bearing system, a high precision miniature guideway combined with an optical measuring system, all in one unit. The range has been developed in order to meet ...


FiberMaxHP 3-6 axis photonics alignment platform

FiberMaxHP is a second-generation 3-6 axis photonics alignment platform built on Aerotech’s ANT nanopositioning product line. It is designed for critical photonics alignment in a highly automated ...



Instant pneumatic cylinder configuration

IMI Precision Engineering has launched an online configuration service – supporting more than 60 native CAD formats - aimed at enabling design engineers to instantly configure fluid and motion ...


Cost effective press-fitting systems

Power costs money. And when presses in electronics and small parts manufacturing are oversized, it can often cost too much. Festo’s YJKP servo press kit is said to allow electric press-fitting ...



New benchmark for standard valves

Festo has extended its range of VUVS and VUVG standard single valve technologies with the launch of its ‘blue star’ VUVS-LK…-S and VUVG-LK…-S products. These valves have been designed to meet a wide ...





Next generation of plug-in e-chains

Igus has introduced the readychain speed 2.0, a development of its plug-in readychain product. As with the first generation of pre-harnessed energy chain system, it is ready to fit directly onto a ...






One-finger control miniature encoder

Rotary Switches Online is now stocking the compact multi-function Elma Multi Wheel rotary switch. The Multi Wheel is a miniature encoder with an 8+1 joystick function for one-finger control. This ...


Small and precise servo drive

Elmo Motion Control’s Gold Oboe direct-on-line networking servo drive is said to offer continuous power capability to 5.7kW and is claimed to be the smallest servo drive in its class. Running on ...



LG Motion expands position stage range

LG Motion has added a miniature rotary stage to its LG-Series precision positioning mechanics range. With a table-top diameter of 45mm and a profile height of 35mm, the LGR-50 joins a modular family ...