Posts By: Technico

What Makes LM Guides Highly Reliable?

THK HRW Linear Guide System

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But if you are designing a linear motion system, you have to consider structural support, guides, drives, seals, lubrication, and accessories between points A and B. Whether you decide to design and build your LM guide system from scratch using standard parts or buy one… Read more »

A Brief History Lesson on the THK Linear Guide

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Linear guides have been utilized since the prehistoric age, with paintings of similar guides being used by workers in Egypt, although they did not come to common use as mechanical operatives until the early 20th century.

Ordering THK Products from Multiple Distributors? Read This First!

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Ordering THK products from multiple distributors can be confusing, costly and risky. Technico, Inc. is an established sales and distribution organization known throughout the Linear Motion industry as a leading THK distributor. Technico, Inc. offers a full range of automation technologies to OEMs in a variety of industries. As an established, high-tech THK  distribution organization,… Read more »

Look Inside: Motion Control Systems

Motion control is generally understood to mean the use of servo or stepper systems as the “muscle” to move a given load. Motion control systems are capable of extremely precise speed, position and torque control. Applications which require positioning of product, synchronization of separate elements, or rapid start/stop motion are all perfect candidates for the… Read more »

What to Look for in a Linear Actuator

Are you new to linear actuators? Are you looking for some guidance in choosing an actuator for a project? The experts at Technico, Inc. can guide you through the entire selection process in four steps. In basic terms a linear actuator is a device that produces motion in a straight line and is powered by… Read more »

Linear Motion Is Everywhere

Unexpected linear motion applications are everywhere!  They range from relatively simple, such as an inexpensive seat actuator in a passenger vehicle to a complex multi-axis coordinate system, complete with control and drive electronics for closed-loop positioning. No matter how simple or how complex the linear motion system, at the most basic level they all have… Read more »

Ballscrews Prove Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

By specifying THK’s innovative ballscrews, AddisonMcKee successfully reduced the size of its latest tube-bending machine, while increasing controllability and slashing energy consumption. Although some believe bigger is better, others consider smaller sizes more appealing. Mobile phone manufacturers, microchip producers and personal computer designers have all seen the extreme benefits of going small with compact automation… Read more »

Guides Now Available in Larger Sizes

THK has added two new models to its proven range of high performance linear motion systems. The latest versions of the Super roller guide (SRG) are now available in larger sizes of 85 and 100mm, and form part of a product family that is designed to combine exceptional levels of rigidity, accuracy and reliability in… Read more »