Workplace Automation at Modern IT Company Offices

by Dan

Linear motion systems are found in a variety of machines depicting the demand for workplace automation. They range from the simple application in the I.T. workshop to complex usage in the manufacturing industry, for example, the use of an adjustable camera stand for a clear better view of the object or person in consideration. No matter the complexity of the linear motion system, they have a common feature i.e. moving the capacity in a linear distance at a specified rate and time.

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The common dilemma when installing the linear motion system is the type of motion technology to be applied. There are different types of motors that can be used, but not all motors can be applied to every situation or circumstance. Even after choosing the suitable motion technology, it must be checked to make sure the torque and speed fulfill the demand of the load. The range of products in an I.T. Company that apply linear motion systems include the Security Access camera, linear guides, Communications equipment and data processing equipment.

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All these equipment use the DC motor systems which is coupled to the load via a mechanical system, for example, the lead screw, linear rails, splines and the rack which help translate the rotary motion of the motor to linear motion of this system. The Security Access camera is a surveillance camera that can move forward to zoom in on the target or object under consideration. The captured image of the target will appear clearer on the screen of the PC enabling you to identify the target; this has been effected by the linear motion systems for the target to be seen more clearly for identification. Communications equipment and data processing equipment also make use of the linear motion systems. A typical example includes the tall towers holding the communications equipment. The hoisting of this communication equipment was done by use of linear motion systems in that a belt was attached to the motor that applied its torque to the belt. With the powerful torque and the continuous belt, the motor helped to push up the communications equipment.

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On the other hand, the linear guide systems act as a guide for the moving section of the IT components, but also aiding in translating the rotary motion of the integral motor to the linear motion of the parts. The linear guide systems incorporate the use of guide wheels, line rails, and the steel guides. They provide a movable platform for easier transposition of I.T. equipment to and from one place to another. The described motion can be automated by use of suitable motors and accompanying controls; this would ease the control and movement of these I.T. equipment, for example, in the setting up of the aerial communication tower cranes must be used to provide the correct alignment. These cranes employ linear motion systems to realize the intended movement of the tower and even incorporating the use of powerful motors to match the given load or aerial communication tower. The communications tower is to receive signals from the various equipment before connecting them to the intended server.

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Automation of linear motion is made possible through the use of linear actuators that create and maintain motion in a straight line. Typical application in the I.T. Company includes computer peripherals, for example, disk drives and the printers. The common type of linear motion systems used in the I.T. Company is the electrical actuator which helps convert the rotary motion of the motor used to linear motion so that the data systems can read and depict the data in the disc.

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