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Upskilled by robots: how automation will empower your labor force

Technology is a tool to give human beings superpowers, right? Often, automation is seen as the next step: taking humans out of the equation...

How the linear motion market is set to grow over the next decade

The future for the linear motion market is one of custom turn-key solutions and data-driven technology. Opportunities are accompanied by the risks...

How to select the right motor for linear motion

Motors are arguably the most important factor when developing a linear motion application. The right motor can drastically improve the shelf life...

How to calculate the duty cycle for your linear actuator

As with many high-running electronic devices, linear actuators have a duty cycle. That is, an ‘on’ period followed by down-time. Essentially, they...

Ball Screw or Acme Screw: which do you need? 

Ball screws and acme screws are two of the most popular screw types in the motion industry. They are a part of the lead screw family and used for...

The best CAD software for engineers in 2018

By 2023, the global computer-aided design (CAD) market is forecast to reach 11.2 billion U.S. dollars, up from seven billion U.S. dollars in 2016....

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