by Dave Arguin
Date: Sep 08 2022

Linear Motion, Physics, and Logic - Common Oversights When Designing Linear Motion Systems

As the saying goes, "The devil is in the details." As simple as your linear motion application may seem, focusing on areas that may cause unexpected problems is highly beneficial. Here are a few important factors to consider when sizing a stepper motor linear actuator that will save work, money, and time in the long run.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Apr 26 2022

Precision Linear Motion Suppliers Provides a Lean Advantage in the Medical Equipment Industry

Companies spend millions of dollars each year on improving productivity through Lean initiatives. Kaizen events use Value Stream Mapping and SMED tools to eliminate non-valued added work, reduce cycle times, increase throughput, and improve changeover time. Unfortunately, many of these efforts are not initiated until after a product has been designed and released.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Apr 20 2022

The Importance of Collaborating With a Linear Motion Application Engineer

Helix Linear Technologies Application Engineers are subject matter experts in linear motion. When you choose us as your linear motion manufacturing solutions provider, our engineering team becomes an extension of your design team, working with you to provide solutions and recommendations.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Apr 13 2022

How Can Your Precision Linear Motion Supplier Help You?

Selecting a precision linear motion partner and including them in the design phase can help lower project costs, enhance functionality, and streamline your manufacturing process to reduce lead times.

by Zhane Isom
Date: Dec 31 2021

4 Ways Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Can Save You Time and Money

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is an engineering framework that optimizes the manufacturing process via design alterations to a product in the early stages of production.

by Dave Arguin
Date: Nov 24 2021

How do I choose a linear guide rail system?

Linear Guide Rail Systems are perhaps the most diverse group of products in the motion control industry.

ASIMO  - stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility. by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 08 2019

ASIMO - stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility.

ASIMO is a bipedal humanoid robot Honda has been developing with a goal to develop robots that will coexist with and be useful to people since its first introduction in 2000. In 2011, the latest version was introduced with world's first autonomous behavior control technology.

The Nine Pillars of Industry 4.0 by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 05 2019

The Nine Pillars of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 describes a future state of industry characterized by thorough digitization of economic and production flows. It requires horizontal integration at every step in the production process, in interaction with machines. In the globally interconnected world of Industry 4.0, machines also interact with one another.

Stepper Motors Advantages and Disadvantages by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 07 2019

Stepper Motors Advantages and Disadvantages

This lesson is a continuation of a series of lessons involved with learning about Stepper Motors and Servo Motors. If you haven’t already, please review our previously released lesson on, What is a Stepper Motor and How it works. In this lesson, we will discuss the Stepper Motor Advantages and Disadvantages compared to Servo Motors.