The driven linear system (DLS) is available in a cantilevered version. The motor is mounted on the carriage plate, reducing moving weight and inertia. Options include a lightweight beam extrusion targeted for use in high speed/short stroke applications. The system can also be used for the Z axis of an X-Y-Z system or a horizontal robotic arm.
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One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
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