Linear motion: Individual components vs integrated system?
Features 5/1/2000 Post a comment When it comes to linear motion, design engineers have a choice: buy separate components and assemble them together or purchase an integrated system. Each approach has its pros and cons: Buying the components and doing the work yourself costs less, but typically takes more development time. Opting for a fully integrated system cuts development time and headaches, but can cost up to twice as much. Here, two companies who took different paths describe why their choices made sense for their applicat
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