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Hepcomotion and its motion control associate Smartdrive have made a formal agreement that will allow any linear actuator incorporating stepper or servo motor and positioning control to be specified.

Complete Linear Actuator Solutions from Hepcomotion Linear motion packages, complete with drives and controls, have been available from Hepcomotion for many years.

However, with the growing need and demand for driven systems, Hepcomotion and Smartdrive have now chosen to put their relationship on a more formal footing.

The two companies have worked together since 2003, serving 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 allowed any linear actuator or system incorporating stepper or servo motor and positioning control to be specified.

Under the new formal arrangement, Hepcomotion customers are said to have complete freedom to work directly with Smartdrive, which will specify the most appropriate linear actuator from Hepcomotion.

Alternatively, Hepcomotion can supply the driven actuator and call in Smartdrive to provide the additional motion control.

Designing a unique engineering principle and making it a commercial success is quite an accomplishment.  Developing that concept and embracing complementary technologies to the point where the business becomes a world leader in its field takes that achievement into a different league.  HepcoMotion has achieved both and in 2009 celebrates 40th year of trading.   

Today HepcoMotion is one of the world’s foremost innovators and manufacturers of linear motion technology.  And this can be attributed to the important tenet – continued investment in its people processes and products.  This has allowed the company to grow even at times of economical difficulty.  

Although its range of individual, linear motion products remains an important part of its business the growth area for HepcoMotion in recent years is in specials and assemblies.  Almost one fifth of its shop floor space is devoted to assembly and the company has invested heavily in flexible manufacturing to ensure that even last minute changes can be accommodated to customer specification.  

Constantly re-assessing its strengths against changing market demands continues to provide HepcoMotion with the momentum for business growth.  The culture of ongoing investment has certainly worked well throughout its first 40 years and will continue to underpin its business in the decades to come.

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