Linear Systems

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Compact rotation module for tight spaces

Motion plastics specialist igus has developed a compact rotation module (CRM), which revolves around its own axis, even in confined spaces. As with all rotary energy chain systems from igus, the CRM ...





Delivering Industry 4.0-ready intralogistics

Festo has announced the Multi-Carrier-System (MCS), its Industry 4.0-ready linear motor track system, jointly developed with Siemens. MCS is an adaptable, modular transport solution for manufacturing ...


NSK extends high load actuator portfolio

NSK has enhanced its range of compact actuators for high load applications in industrial machines. The Toughcarrier series, which adds to the company’s existing Monocarrier MCH family, is a ...


Improved roller guideway MR 45 from Schneeberger

A new generation of roller guideway, the Schneeberger Monorail MR 45, is now available from LG Motion.The Swiss German manufacturer has collated customer feed-back on the performance of its products ...


Curved sections for modular belt conveyors

Modular belt conveyors are robust and offer opportunities for virtually any transport application. They are more wear-resistant than belts and can also be used where sharp-edged goods need to be ...


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 ...




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 ...








Festo extends its Optimised Motion Series

Festo has added three actuators to its Optimised Motion Series (OMS) of electrical positioning systems. These cost-effective and simple-to-use products have been designed to allow machine builders ...


Carbon fibre linear guide is lightest in the world

Igus has constructed its dryin W linear guide system entirely of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) to meet the growing demand for weight saving, whether in the aerospace, automotive or medical ...


A lightweight alternative to corrugated tubes

Igus has extended its range of energy supply systems with the introduction of ‘e-skin’, a lightweight, versatile alternative to conventional corrugated tubes. The easy-to-open hose is said to be ...


Durable ERD stainless steel linear actuators

Motion Control Products Ltd has introduced the ERD22 electric rod linear actuator series. The actuators are said to be a replacement for pneumatic cylinders and an alternative to manual processes. ...



Custom brakes are the smallest on the market

Warner Electric, part of Altra Industrial Motion, has developed the X-Small brake range of electrically released, spring-set holding brakes which are designed to offer the same performance ...