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Duff-Norton: Intelligent Motion Technology

Since our beginning in 1883, Duff-Norton has earned a reputation for manufacturing reliable, high quality products meeting the industrial lifting, positioning and transfer needs of our worldwide customers. The Duff-Norton team is dedicated to engineering and customer service excellence. This is evident in our ISO 9001 certification and the high level of involvement of our Continuous Improvement Teams.

Industrial screw jacks are used to lift, position (push, pull, tilt, roll, etc.) and support all kinds of loads. Some applications where our screw jacks have been used include plastics machinery, beverage bottling systems, aircraft assembly and paper production. Duff-Norton’s collection of screw jacks range from mini screw jacks supporting up to 1,000 pounds to acme screw jacks with a capacity up to 350 tons and everything in between. Learn about our machine and ball screw jacks.
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Smart linear actuators combine intelligent solutions with robust machinery to enable easy installation, configuration, and operation so systems can get up and running quickly and perform reliably. By incorporating these intelligent capabilities, such as those available from a variable frequency drive (VFD) or electronic programmable limit switches (EPLS), smart actuators become easier to set up, operate, adjust, troubleshoot, and monitor.
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Learn about Duff-Norton's entire line of advanced linear motion solutions, including linear actuators, screw jacks, and rotary unions. We offer precision lifting and positioning capabilities for everything from aerospace to metals production. And with new automation capabilities, we can meet the most challenging lifting, positioning, and transfer demands while maximizing efficiency. 
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Duff-Norton Case Studies and Blogs

Kern Steel was asked for an aircraft maintenance system that could accommodate various aircraft models. This system required a combination of walk ways, stairs and working platforms along with the ability to adjust the height of each platform in order to reach standard maintenance areas from cockpit to tail.

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IP Ratings: Using Linear Actuators In Challenging Environments

When operating a linear actuator in a challenging environment, such as a mining operation, there are several things you’ll need to consider.

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Every Columbus McKinnon product is engineered to help our customers work smarter, while improving the safety, uptime, and productivity of their operations. Our innovative, intelligent solutions combine equipment used to lift and move materials with industry-leading control and automation technology.