HepcoMotion and SmartDrive are formalising their working relationship, which has been operating successfully on an informal basis for many years. Linear motion packages, complete with drives and controls, have previously been available from HepcoMotion, which has striven to provide the most comprehensive 'one-stop shop' for all things linear. However, with the growing need and demand for driven systems, the company and its motion control associate, SmartDrive, have now chosen to put their relationship on a more formal footing.
SmartDrive and HepcoMotion have worked together since 2003, satisfying a wide variety of applications in diverse industries. These have ranged from simple X-Y-Z pick-and-place mechanisms to comprehensive, high-resolution scanning systems.
In essence, the arrangement has enabled customers to specify any linear actuator or system incorporating stepper or servo motor and positioning controls. The expertise of the respective companies and their combined applications experience guarantees the supply of a fully integrated system that is reliable, user-friendly and cost-effective.
HepcoMotion MD, Ray Hall, comments: "Under the new formal arrangement our customers have complete freedom to work directly with SmartDrive, who will specify the most appropriate linear actuator from us. Alternatively, HepcoMotion can supply the driven actuator and call in SmartDrive to provide the additional motion control. The service is flexible and, most importantly, it is proven."