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A Pocket Guide: What Makes Up a Motion Control Board?

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Motion controllers are the brains of any motion control system. In feedback-based systems, they take an input command from the user, compare it with a feedback signal from the motor, and take corrective action to bring the output (or actual position) and input (or desired position) in line with one another, ideally with little or… Read more »

A Pocket Guide: What’s a Motion Control Product?

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Motion control is a sub-field of automation, encompassing the systems or sub-systems involved in moving parts of machines in a controlled manner. The main components involved typically include a motion controller, an energy amplifier, and one or more prime movers or actuators.

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 »

THK’s Hebron Ohio Facility Expanding For New Line

HEBRON — While many automotive-related companies are laying off employees and outsourcing abroad, a Hebron facility is doing the opposite. THK Manufacturing of America’s $2 million expansion will house the company’s new line of automotive castings, originally produced in Japan, said David Garbark, THK’s facilities and environmental engineer. He said the 12,000-square-foot expansion, which is… Read more »

THK’s U.S. Production Facility (TMA) Earns AMT Eligibility

Schaumburg, IL – (February 16, 2007) THK Manufacturing of America Inc. (TMA), (Hebron, Ohio) has earned prestigious Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) member status. THK’s U.S. manufacturing facility also celebrates its 10th anniversary of manufacturing high-quality THK products in the U.S. THK, through its manufacturing of actuators and related products, met the AMT’s requirement of… Read more »

THK Develops Linear Motion Guide Accuracy Standards

September 5, 2006 – To meet a wide range of application requirements, THK has developed new accuracy standards. The accuracy grades created by THK in 1973 have been adopted as the Global Standard. After 30 years, THK’s manufacturing capability has improved the accuracy standards of LM Guides. In addition to revising specifications, THK has added… Read more »