The evolution of technology is transforming all industries and motion control is no different. Components are becoming faster, more powerful, cheaper… and much smaller.
For many manufacturers, miniaturisation is transforming their organisations by offering leaner, more efficient production processes, cheaper storage and transportation costs and helping them drive price efficiencies throughout their businesses.
The benefits of miniaturisation within the motion technology industry are also wide reaching, integrating more diverse components into bespoke and OEM solutions. This flexibility not only provides greater efficiency, both in energy and performance, but also opens-up a growing number of processes that can now be successfully automated.
Working with our world-leading manufacturing partners, such as Arcus Technology, Heidenhain and Schneeberger, we have a diverse range of miniaturised components available to OEM’s, System Integrators and the End User including:
- Stepper motors, drives and controllers
- Linear bearings and linear guides
- Linear and rotary Feedback devices
- Frictionless linear tables and slides
These “micro” components give us greater flexibility when specifying products for customers, whether we are simply supplying them to order, or integrating them into bespoke motion control solutions in our factory.
Uses For Miniaturised Motion Technology
The flexibility offered by miniaturisation has seen us working with a widening range of sectors, developing solutions such as microbiology instrumentation, lab analysis apparatus, scientific test equipment and micro precision systems. We believe that as application opportunities become more apparent to end-users, so the use of miniature motion control systems will continue to grow.
Design and Integration Capabilities
As a leading UK motion control specialist, with many years combined experience in our team, we are well placed to help companies benefit from miniaturisation.
We design, manufacture, supply and support, all key strengths when successfully integrating motion technology. By building relationships and working closely with our customers, a clear understanding of the end-use of a system is developed which leads us to specifying and designing efficient systems that are reliable and cost-effective.
These can be standalone motion products, or, as we are often called upon, to integrate and programme a device into a specific automation process. Either way, our complete end-to-end service offers expertise, experience and peace-of-mind.
If you are looking into miniaturisation for your motion control systems, why not contact us to find out more.