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Guides and datasheets for all Vention motion components, including motors, actuators, conveyors and pneumatics.

Datasheets

MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Enclosed Ball Screw Actuator
The enclosed ball screw is a rigid, high-force actuator for the toughest applications. This actuator is available from Vention in five lengths.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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90-Degree Linear Actuator Mount
Traditionally, if you wanted to mount linear actuators at 90-degree angles to one another (in X-Y-Z-axis formations), you needed an extensive array of extrusions, gussets, and assembly plates. To resolve these issues, Ven...
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Roller Conveyor
Roller conveyor applications vary from simple gravity-based conveyors to complex systems with indexing and part accumulation. Conveyors are modular in nature with 585-mm roller widths and 450-mm segment length increments.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Precision Telescopic Slides
This guide covers the function, assembly, and use of Vention’s precision telescopic slide ecosystem.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Self Aligning Mounts
When mounting actuators and linear guides accuracy of installation is important for the performance of your machine but also the longevity and reliability of the actuators and guides as well. These considerations become ev...
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Enclosed Timing Belt Actuator
This fully enclosed timing belt actuator comes in 4 lengths to accommodate a range of applications. The actuator is equipped with our most robust bearings and belts to enable the highest performance.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Motor and Control Components Datasheet
Vention offers a range of motors and control components that are compatible with the MachineMotion controller and IO module.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Rotary Actuator
Rotary actuator v2 assembly consists of a concealed 10:1 flanged gearbox between two Vention compatible plates. The bottom mounting allows for any combination of Vention's NEMA 34 stepper motors.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Turntable
Turntable assembly consists of a large slewing bearing between two Vention compatible plates.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Belt Conveyor
Vention's belt conveyor series, powered by Dorner Mfg. Corp. satisfy a wide variety of general purpose applications. Models are available in 4 widths and 15 lengths from 585mm to 3240mm for a total of 60 different size opt...
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Electric Cylinder Actuator
The Vention electric cylinder, powered by SMC, is the go to choice for high precision push and pull applications. The electric cylinder comes is a very similar form-factor as our pneumatic actuators but since they are driv...
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Pneumatic Ecosystem
Vention’s Pneumatic Ecosystem powered by SMC is a fully integrated plug-and-play system compatible with Vention digital engineering platform.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Linear Guides & Accessories
The linear guide datasheet contains the technical information to help guide users through the selection of their linear guiding system. It also covers assembly instructions and common applications of the different guides.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Rack and Pinion Actuator
Rack and Pinion datasheet contains information on the typical and suggested applications, technical specifications, and assembly steps of the Vention Rack and Pinion Actuator.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Timing Belt Actuator
Timing belt actuator datasheet complete with all technical specifications and assembly instructions
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Ball Screw Actuator
Vention's ball screw actuator datasheet complete with technical specifications and assembly instructions

Motion FAQs

For MachineMotion 1, yes, you can use your own stepper motor, as long as it’s NEMA 34 (bipolar, 200 steps per revolution) with the same flange and shaft geometry as Vention motors.

Many of our clients report that they prefer using Vention stepper motors because they’re designed to work with Vention’s MachineMotion controller. Likewise, the micro-stepping and mechanical gain parameters in MachineMotion are preconfigured to work with these motors. If you choose a non-Vention stepper motor, you will have to complete these integration steps yourself.


For MachineMotion 2, no, the controller was specifically designed for Vention's servo motors that include a custom junction box to connect a brake, home & end sensors through a continuous flex cable.

For a belt-driven actuator of 1.5 m, the repeatability is +/- 0.025 mm. For a 1.5m ball-screw actuator, it is approx. +/- 0.015 mm. As another point of comparison, the repeatability for a 12 m-long 7th axis extender is approx. +/- 0.2 mm.

Note that Vention measures repeatability at the system level, as opposed to measuring it on the linear axis alone. For example, we would assemble a 7th axis and set a dial comparator to zero. We would then go through several cycles of acceleration/deceleration and see if the system maintain its “zero” during each cycle.

To maintain the system’s precision over time, some clients simply “re-home” after completing a certain number of cycles.