Machinedesign 9778 Wittenstein Basicslineardrives 770x400

How to Build a Better Linear Drive System

May 16, 2017
Synopsis: This paper examines how rack and pinion drives compare to linear motors and ball screws. Four key areas are examined: Linear Motion, Ball Screws, Backlash and Electronic Pre-Loading and Inertia. Sponsored by Wittenstein
With advances in precision manufacturing and the advent of electronic preloading, the accuracy and performance of rack-and-pinion drives can match or exceed that offered by competing hardware – often with better durability, efficiency and economics. This paper outlines four key areas for comparing rack-and-pinion drives to linear motors and ball screws.

Sponsored Recommendations

From concept to consumption: Optimizing success in food and beverage

April 9, 2024
Identifying opportunities and solutions for plant floor optimization has never been easier. Download our visual guide to quickly and efficiently pinpoint areas for operational...

A closer look at modern design considerations for food and beverage

April 9, 2024
With new and changing safety and hygiene regulations at top of mind, its easy to understand how other crucial aspects of machine design can get pushed aside. Our whitepaper explores...

Cybersecurity and the Medical Manufacturing Industry

April 9, 2024
Learn about medical manufacturing cybersecurity risks, costs, and threats as well as effective cybersecurity strategies and essential solutions.

Condition Monitoring for Energy and Utilities Assets

April 9, 2024
Condition monitoring is an essential element of asset management in the energy and utilities industry. The American oil and gas, water and wastewater, and electrical grid sectors...