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  1. THK Linear Guide Installation: Don’t Ignore These 3 Things When Mounting Linear Guides

    THK Linear Guide Installation: Don’t Ignore These 3 Things When Mounting Linear Guides

    Linear rail guides are designed for applications that call for precise motion with high load-bearing capability. But improper mounting can add unnecessary loads, reduce life, and undermine the inherent travel accuracy of the linear guide system. Understanding and following the three mounting specifications described below will help ensure your THK linear guide installation achieves the desired accuracy and doesn’t succumb to premature failure. Read more »

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

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

    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 no error. Here, we discuss exactly what a motion control board is. Read more »

  3. The Unique Benefits of THK Linear Bearings

    The Unique Benefits of THK Linear Bearings

    We are surrounded by things that move in a linear fashion. At THK, their roots lie in the development of a Linear Motion (LM) Guide that can guide a device accurately along a straight line. This manufacturing know-how has let THK continue expanding the range of linear guidance products they produce.  Read more »

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

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

    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. Read more »

  5. What Makes LM Guides Highly Reliable?

    What Makes LM Guides Highly Reliable?

    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 that’s engineered for you, making the right choices from the onset should help keep things moving for the long term. Read more »

  6. A Brief History Lesson on the THK Linear Guide

    A Brief History Lesson on the THK Linear Guide

    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. Read more »

  7. The 3 Advantages of Ordering THK Products from Technico, Inc.

    The 3 Advantages of Ordering THK Products from Technico, Inc.

    Technico, Inc. is a leading, certified THK distributor. While there are numerous reasons it's beneficial to order your THK products from Technico, this blog will highlight the 3 most significant incentives. Read more »

  8. Ordering THK Products from Multiple Distributors? Read This First!

    Ordering THK Products from Multiple Distributors? Read This First!

    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, Technico, Inc. offers THK motion control products and services required for industrial automation applications including THK linear guide systems, linear motion actuators, caged ball linear motion guides, and THK ball screws and splines.  Read more »

  9. Look Inside: Motion Control Systems

    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 use of motion control. Read more »

  10. What to Look for in a Linear Actuator

    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 an external energy source, commonly achieved with a rod extending and retracting or with a slider that moves on a track. Linear actuators are used in innumerable applications. The following steps are helpful in determining which linear actuator will suit your application. Read more »

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