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Linear is part of The Flodraulic Group of companies, one of North Americas leading fluid power distributors with over 18 locations in the US and Canada. Established in 1994, Linear serves the automotive, appliance, HVAC, outdoor power equipment, renewable energy, and consumer goods industries at the OEM and tier levels. Linear has sales and service locations in the US and Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Thailand and the UK.


Who We Are

Established in 1994, Linear is a global leader in the supply of metal forming automation and robotic material handling with integrated vision solutions.  Linear equipment has been installed globally and is supported by service facilities in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Thailand.

Our beginnings are in the metal forming & stamping industries, where Linear is recognized as a global leader in Transfer systems, Front-of-Line (Blank Feed systems), End-of-Line, and Press-to-Press systems.

Linear is the leading supplier of this specialized automation, with a focus on optimizing metal stamping operations.  Linear has leveraged our knowledge, expertise, and operational experiences, to provide additional complex automation solutions outside the Metalforming industry.  Linear has complete in-house capability for design, programming, assembly, installation, commissioning, training, and service.

What We Do

Linear specializes in automated transfer technology within the press room. From idea through installation, and post-install service and support, Linear ensures their customers receive the highest quality product and services.  Linear’s portfolio includes:

  • Press Transfer Automation
  • Small Press Solutions
    • Bolster-Mounted
    • Gap Frame Lines
  • Front-of-Line Solutions
    • Blank Feed Systems
      • Robotic
      • Pick & Place
    • Magnetic & Vacuum Conveyors
    • Coil Feed Integration
  • End-of-Line Solutions
    • Part Stacking/Racking
    • Robotic Solutions
    • Conveyors
  • Tooling Services
    • Complete Design & Integration
    • Simulation Services
    • Finger Tooling
    • End-of-Arm Tooling
  • Full Turn-Key Automation Solutions
    • Presses, coil feeders, line guarding, die change automation, finger tooling, light curtains, and much more can all be sourced through Linear to offer a true turnkey experience for customers.
  • AGVs & Material Handling Solutions
  • Press Control Upgrades & Retrofits
    • Control platforms include:
      • Rockwell Automation
      • Siemens
      • Bosch-Rexroth
      • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Automation Control Upgrades & Retrofits
    • Robotic platforms include:
      • Yaskawa-Motoman
      • ABB
      • FANUC
      • KUKA
      • Kawasaki Robotics
  • Industry 4.0 Data Reporting Systems
    • IRIS (Intelligent Reporting Information System)
    • Collects system data such as:
      • Servo Motor Torque, Temperature, etc.
      • Hydraulics Temperature, Flow, Pressure, etc.
      • Bearings/Bushings Vibration, Temperature, etc.
      • And much more.



Linear’s world-class service complements our state-of-the-art automation systems. With an extensive spare parts inventory, our team supports both Linear and non-Linear equipment out of our five service locations.

Services include:

  • 24/7 Service & Support
  • Spare Parts Inventory
  • Expedited Parts Shipping
  • Support for Non-Linear Products
  • System Upgrades
  • System Evaluations
  • Production Support
  • Online company-wide service issue tracking
  • Remote Diagnostics
  • Training
  • Recipe Optimization
  • Stop-Time Testing
  • Tonnage Testing & Calibration
  • Vibration Testing
  • Power Condition Monitoring


Industries We Serve

Linear has provided services and automation solutions to several diverse industries, including the Automotive, Renewable Energy, Appliance, Medical, Aerospace, HVAC, Home & Garden and other industries.

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