Linear Drives Whitepaper

Take the guesswork out of choosing the right linear drive train for your next positioning application!

When it comes to selecting a drive train for your next positioning application, don’t be overwhelmed by the options available and don’t be misled into thinking there is a one-size-fits-all technology! This paper, authored by Parker engineering manager Jim Monnich, will walk you through four basic categories to consider the next time you are faced with a motion dilemma and don’t know where to start.

By closely evaluating the topics in this paper, design engineers will be armed with the right questions to ask to arrive at the right technology for the application every time — and faster. These same considerations can be applied to applications from the lab environment positioning cells on a slide to industrial applications using electromechanical technology to press bearings at 10,000 pounds! At Parker, we’ve made a name for ourselves by offering our customers the broadest scale of linear positioning technology, from stages that literally fit in your pocket to actuators that can lift a pickup truck.


Parker Hannifin Corporation
Electromechanical & Drives Division
1140 Sandy Hill Rd.
Irwin, PA 15642
Ph: 800-358-9070