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How important is quiet in linear guides?

Stefan Niermann | 9. March 2022

Quiet machines and devices, whether in the household, laboratory or hospital, are easy on the nerves. Who does not know the sounds that disturb you directly. The elevator in the hotel at night, the dishwasher or the refrigerator that seems to reinvent itself in the evening. But the squeaking of a drawer when it is […]


Linearachsen mit Spindelantriebe oder Zahnriemenantrieb

Which linear axis drive is the right one for me?

Thomas Urbach | 15. July 2020

Linear axes and linear modules can be driven differently. Which system is the right one for me – lead screw drive or toothed belt drive?


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What happens when a linear bearing has reached the end of its service life?

Michael Hornung | 29. May 2020

Most linear bearings, whether with metallic balls, rolling elements, coating or bonded elements, cannot be reused because of their design. For the user this usually means ordering new linear housings. This results in costs for re-procurement and delivery times. Proper disposal is also an additional challenge. Many bearings must be disposed of in hazardous waste […]


Stainless steel linear modules in drive technology

Thomas Urbach | 24. April 2020

Where are stainless steel linear modules used, and what advantages does stainless steel have over other materials such as aluminium?


Linear axes without lubricant – is that possible?

Thomas Urbach | 26. February 2020

A wide variety of systems are available on the market for linear drive technology. Many of these are usually equipped with recirculating ball bearing systems to enable linear or translatory movements of the linear carriages or for positioning tasks.