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Linear Actuators in Packaging Applications

Faster Cycle Times in Packaging Technology


Performance and reliability are of vital importance in automated packaging technology. Nook provides customized linear actuators that offer a high level of safety and dynamic precision without difficulty. This in turn, allows our customers to secure a competitive advantage with shorter cycle times and higher productivity.

There is surely no other industry that is so centered around cycle times as packaging technology. Furthermore, plants are required to be extremely flexible so that as many types of cardboard boxes and formats as possible can be processed on one machine.

The question of conversion times is best answered with a fully automated format adjustment. The degree of automation in packaging technology is correspondingly high, and the trend is continuing to increase in customized packaging.

Screw and toothed belt linear actuator systems from Nook can be individually customized for a wide variety of packing applications. In addition, they play a key role in ensuring that packaging workflows are completed precisely and quickly with a great deal of flexibility. 

Linear Axes for Palletizing and Handling Systems

Palletizing systems integrated with linear actuators must operate smoothly so an automated processes can gently handle parts without damaging them for optimum quality. These linear actuator systems are required to carry out linear movements precisely and reliably, while minimizing footprint space. A high degree of flexibility is also critical to easily allow them to integrate into existing structures. Nook Industries supplies linear axes and multi-axis systems that meet these exact requirements.

When examined individually, the tasks carried out by automated palletizing and handling systems must be highly diverse in order to carry out a multitude of operations such as: Stacking, picking, un-stacking, clearing, positioning, centering. In most cases, the driving force behind this work comes from linear axis with belt or screw drives.

Nook adapts the drive units to the exact needs of an application while integrating the linear actuator systems into the existing machine design and footprint - saving space while adding simplicity.

The modular construction kit provides the required flexibility without compromising on standardization. This versatility makes it possible to seamlessly combine unique linear axes with a perfect fit - up to the exact length needed. The drive axis follows the machine design and not vice-versa.

Key Product Features that Optimize Your Packaging Equipment

Nook provides provide premium-quality linear axes with the following features:

  • Low noise and low maintenance
  • Long travelling distances
  • Speeds up to 8 m/s and acceleration up to 10 m/s²
  • Compact design for space savings
  • Long service life and excellent reliability
  • High load capacity and bearing load
  • Low weight
  • Aluminum profile with hardened and anodized surface
  • Unlimited individualization
  • Resistant to environmental influences (dust or abrasive materials)