Motion Control

Picking the best material for CNC

Published: 02/22

If the sheer amount of choice between the different materials for CNC machining leaves you confused, then find out how you can hone the number down to a more manageable shortlist in this blog.

9 Cosmetic Defects and How to Avoid Them

Published: 06/21

As with any manufacturing process, injection moulding comes with its own set of design guidelines, and design engineers who understand these best practices will increase their chances of developing structurally sound and cosmetically appealing parts and products. Here are some common cosmetic ...

Mounting: Dampers

Published: 10/18

Should dampers be mounted rod up or rod down?

Effects of Temperature on Handling

Published: 10/18

What are the effects of temperature on handling forces?

Mounting: Crossover, Self-Rise & Self-Close

Published: 10/18

What is Crossover, Self-Rise & Self-Close; what affects does this have on lifting and closing action?

Gas Spring Mounting: Mounting Orientations

Published: 10/18

How do I identify mounting orientations, and which is the most effective?

Mounting positions & gas spring sizing continued: Closing force calculation

Published: 10/18

Similarly, the force required to close the lid (F2) can be calculated using the formula:

Mounting Positions & Gas Spring Sizing

Published: 10/18

Which mounting points and gas spring sizes should be used, and how are these calculated?

What are handling forces?

Published: 10/18

What are handling forces and how are they categorised?

Technical Guide – Edition 1.2: Gas Spring Overview

Published: 10/18

This whitepaper is the second edition to the two-part series “Gas Spring Overview”. It provides a wealth of technical information to aid in design projects which require assistance with motion control. This edition discusses “damping”, “metering & extension speeds”, “friction & P1 - P4 charts”, ...

Technical Guide – Edition 1.1: Gas Spring Overview

Published: 10/18

This whitepaper is the first of two editions put together as a technical overview of gas springs and dampers. It provides a wealth of technical information to aid in design projects which require assistance with motion control. This edition discusses ‘forces’, ‘effect of rod diameter’, ‘effect of ...

Understanding the basics: Guide to gas spring application

Published: 10/18

An explanation of what a gas spring is, component parts, and how they are both constructed and operate. It gives the reader a basic understanding of the workings and terminology used when specifying gas springs. It offers technical recommendations and guidelines for different mounting positions on ...