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June 1, 2011
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Answers to electromechanical motion questions

A new knowledgebase enables machine builders and endusers to find answers to motion control questions — at thomsonlinear.com/solution_center. This Solution Center from Thomson provides technically substantive answers on the selection, application, installation, and use of motion components and systems.

  • Categories at thomsonlinear.com/solution_center include linear actuators, precision actuators, rodless cylinders, clutches and brakes, linear bearings, ballscrews, lead screws, shafting, precision balls, gearheads, linear guides, and slides and positioning tables.

Linear motion blog

Nook Industries now offers a multi-functional interactive blog at blog.nookindustries.com. The social-media hub incorporates search functionality that allows engineers to access comprehensive and timely technical data and tutorials.

Online video tutorials

WAGO Corp. ProServe video tutorials are now uploaded for viewing at wago.us/service/37889.htm. The videos provide step-by-step instructions for utilizing ProServe's design and engineering tasks.

  • No registration is required. Topics currently include: Beginning a project, integrating markers, adding terminals via item numbers, and incorporating jumpers.

Automated eCommerce portal for protypes

QuickQuote 2.0 from Quickparts of 3D Systems now offers an online customer portal offering enhanced functionality, including instant access to quote and project history. The service is available through quickparts.com, and allows engineers to submit CAD files for a quote on low-volume metal or plastic parts production.

  • The site requires registration, but a virtual tour is available to all visitors. Within QuickQuote 2.0, the status of all open projects is displayed, including package-tracking information.

Conveyor blog

Follow the latest conveyor applications and share your feedback on blog.dornerconveyors.com. Each week, Dorner engineers, product managers, and others post topics on conveyor designs, applications, development, maintenance, material handling, and industry observations. Visitors may voice opinions, and receive immediate feedback.

  • The blog requires an e-mail address, but not registration, for posting.

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