Bosstown Dynamics: New Robot Can Fight Back! by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 04 2019

Bosstown Dynamics: New Robot Can Fight Back!

In June 2019, Corridor Digital released a video in which a robot in the style of Boston Dynamics is abused in a variety of manners, before finally fighting back against the humans attacking it.

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 25 2019

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices

Although the term “linear actuator” can be defined broadly as any mechanical device that converts energy into controlled, straight-line motion, the definition narrows in the context of devices used for medical treatment and biomedical/chemical research.

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 08 2019

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator

Stepper motor driven screw linear actuators have been used for a while in a variety of applications. Integrated motor screw units used to only be available in high volume runs or too costly to consider. Building your own with expensive couplings and support bearings, mounting and aligning the assembly – add up to overwhelming costs.

Leadscrew Connections  in Solidworks by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 05 2019

Leadscrew Connections in Solidworks

This short video shows you how to use Solidworks to mate a lead screw with a stepper motor.

Autistic Students Thrive In CNC Machining by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 05 2019

Autistic Students Thrive In CNC Machining

Students with Autism thrive in the world of CNC Machining.

What is a Stepper Motor? by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 04 2019

What is a Stepper Motor?

A stepper motor is one of the most common motors used in motion control applications, primarily positioning applications.

FAQ Friday: The Top 4 Profile Rails Questions Answered by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 06 2017

FAQ Friday: The Top 4 Profile Rails Questions Answered

Helix Profile Rail Linear Actuators feature smooth, clean and quiet linear positioning. The PRA linear actuator utilizes a precision ground profile rail for guidance to deliver pitch, roll and yaw guidance. We compiled the top profile rail systems and blocks questions we get asked.

FAQ Friday: The Top 11 Linear Actuator Questions Answered Here by Christopher Nook
Date: Sep 08 2017

FAQ Friday: The Top 11 Linear Actuator Questions Answered Here

Linear actuators have a variety of applications depending on the industry. Helix Linear's actuators can be used for any application requiring linear motion. Our actuators are pre-engineered, assembled, tested and ready to use making it the best economical and time sensitive approach to low cost automation. While we’re sure you’re thinking, “That’s great!” And it is, we’re sure there are many more questions to answer so keep scrolling below to find your answers.

Find the Air in Your Ways - Go Electric by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 17 2016

Find the Air in Your Ways - Go Electric

Getting some fresh air is always a good idea right? It wakes you up, refreshes you or even changes your mindset. But what happens when the air starts to get stale?

Linear Actuators - When DIY Turns into Why by Christopher Nook
Date: Feb 11 2016

Linear Actuators - When DIY Turns into Why

We have all been there – you saw a great idea and thought “I can do that”. Whether it was a repair on your car, a landscaping project in your backyard, or even a craft idea for your house, we have all had a DIY project go wrong.