Specifying Actuators For Clean Room Environments

Rollon_WP_CleanRooms_thumbThe following tips are intended to help design engineers determine the correct actuator for their next clean room application, a common task for those working in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

Avoiding Linear Bearing Failure

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When linear bearing systems fail prematurely, the reason almost always involves an overlooked application error. These errors fall into just five different categories:

  • Misalignment of the bearing rails and moving elements.
  • Inadequate lubrication of the bearing’s unsealed components.
  • Contamination of the bearing rails and raceways.
  • Crash on start-up.
  • Excess speed and acceleration. Continue reading