ER Series modular-design, electric rodless actuators are for linear motion applications. The actuators are available in three profile sizes as a belt-driven, acme screw-driven, or ball screw-driven unit. The single-piece, load-bearing carriage is supported either by precision roller bearing wheels or an internally mounted square rail. The series is capable of carrying loads up to 500 lbs, and can achieve speeds of 79 inches/sec for the screw and 200 inches/sec for the belt.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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