Linear Bearings and Actuators for Applications

March 18, 2024
Mark Einarson, a sales engineer at Nippon Bearings, discusses high-precision linear bearings and actuators, highlighting their corrosion resistance and suitability for medical applications.

In the accompanying video, Mark Einarson demonstrates his employer’s range of Nippon Bearings at ATX West/MD&M West 2024 in Anaheim, Calif.

During a booth demo, Einarson, a sales engineer for the NB Corporation’s Western Region, zeroed in on an application for a mechanical actuator that includes a ball screw along with a mechanical linear bearing system. The demonstration featured a three axis system that incorporated three BG-type actuators. He pointed out that BG linear actuators combine the functionality of a linear slide guide and precision ball screw in a single component.

READ MORE: Bearings Built for Heavy-Duty Applications

 “Many customers will use this in all different configurations,” he said. “This is just one of many examples of how our actuator can be configured to produce a system. Common examples are pick and place, laser engraving or even routing of some kind.”

The compact size and accuracy make the BG single-axis actuators suitable for applications such as positioning, measurement, automotive and semiconductor equipment.

READ MORE: Cut Time and Costs by Customizing Motion Control Systems with Standard Components

About the Author

Rehana Begg | Editor-in-Chief, Machine Design

As Machine Design’s content lead, Rehana Begg is tasked with elevating the voice of the design and multi-disciplinary engineer in the face of digital transformation and engineering innovation. Begg has more than 24 years of editorial experience and has spent the past decade in the trenches of industrial manufacturing, focusing on new technologies, manufacturing innovation and business. Her B2B career has taken her from corporate boardrooms to plant floors and underground mining stopes, covering everything from automation & IIoT, robotics, mechanical design and additive manufacturing to plant operations, maintenance, reliability and continuous improvement. Begg holds an MBA, a Master of Journalism degree, and a BA (Hons.) in Political Science. She is committed to lifelong learning and feeds her passion for innovation in publishing, transparent science and clear communication by attending relevant conferences and seminars/workshops. 


LinkedIn: @rehanabegg and @MachineDesign

X: @MachineDesign

Facebook: Machine Design

YouTube: @MachineDesign-EBM


Sponsored Recommendations

How to Build Better Robotics with Integrated Actuators

July 17, 2024
Reese Abouelnasr, a Mechatronics Engineer with Harmonic Drive, answers a few questions about the latest developments in actuators and the design or engineering challenges these...

Crisis averted: How our AI-powered services helped prevent a factory fire

July 10, 2024
Discover how Schneider Electric's services helped a food and beverage manufacturer avoid a factory fire with AI-powered analytics.

Pumps Push the Boundaries of Low Temperature Technology

June 14, 2024
As an integral part of cryotechnology, KNF pumps facilitate scientific advances in cryostats, allowing them to push temperature boundaries and approach absolute zero.

The entire spectrum of drive technology

June 5, 2024
Read exciting stories about all aspects of maxon drive technology in our magazine.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!