Actuator provides reciprocating motion.

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Ball Reverser® comes in 5 standard sizes to accommodate almost any size load. Two slot balls move relative to fixed ball as they follow turnaround curve. Standard curve is designed for optimum deceleration and acceleration of mass for each size Ball Reverser. Standard strokes range from 0.44 to 148.0 in. Cage and sleeve are made from hardened bearing steel and plated for corrosion-resistant finish.


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Norco, Inc. Offers the Ball Reverser® Actuator for Reciprocating Motion

RIDGEFIELD, CT/September 17, 2002- Norco, Inc., a leading manufacturer of power transmission and motion control products, offers its Ball Reverser® actuator as an affordable, customizable solution to provide reciprocating motion in a variety of applications across a multitude of industries. Five standard sizes accommodate practically any size load. Designed to be more wear resistant and meet high load capacity requirements, a key element in the Ball Reverser's function is the reversing sequence. Two slot balls move relative to the fixed ball as they follow the turnaround curve. The standard curve is designed for the optimum deceleration and acceleration of the mass for each size Ball Reverser. Standard strokes range from 0.44" - 148.0"; however, longer strokes are available upon request, as are specialized turnaround curves. The Ball Reverser has been successfully used in applications such as custom reels by Nordic Systems and the SkyCam® camera for sporting events by CF InFlight, as well as many others spanning a variety of industries. It is available directly from the company in many standard sizes, with the cage and sleeve made from hardened bearing steel and plated for a corrosion-resistant finish. Alternatively, the Ball Reverser can be customized by Norco's design team to meet specific customer needs on a project-by-project basis. More information on the Ball Reverser as well as Norco's custom design capabilities is available via the Internet at www.norcoinc.com or by calling (203) 544-8301. Since 1954, Norco, Inc. has been manufacturing a broad range of standard and custom motion control components and specialty mechanical apparatus. The company's diverse product line - widely utilized in the industrial, medical, aerospace and defense industries - consists of linear motion actuators, power transmission components, mechanical support systems and locking mechanisms.

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