MOTION CONTROL:Steinmeyer Inc. has announced a new product to its extensive line of miniature ball screws. These 5mm diameter screws are the perfect solution in applications such as micromanipulators, miniature robotics and compact actuators! Available in four nut styles, series 1112 single nut with connecting thread without wipers, series 1412 is a single nut with double flange and wipers on both ends, series 1214 is a cylindrical nut without wipers and series 2422 is our “quiet line” series, with a single nut that uses end-cap ball returns manufactured from plastic rather than metal tubes, making the screw virtually noiseless! All are available with leads ranging from 0.5 to 3 mm and offer a maximum speed of 4500 RPM.
Audi is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities at its Neckarsulm plant: the so-called "chairless chair." The device's carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair. At the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
Just when you thought mobile technology couldn’t get any more personal, Procter & Gamble have come up with a way to put your mobile where your mouth is, in the form of a Bluetooth 4.0 connected toothbrush.
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