External linear actuator is a rotating leadscrew design that incorporates ball bearings and a stainless-steel leadscrew in the motor's rotor. Shaft-to-leadscrew couplers are not needed for the actuator, making it targeted for use in limited-space applications. Available frame sizes include 20-, 26-, 36-, and 46-mm diameters. Step increments include 0.001, 0.002, 0.004, and 0.008 inch per step. The actuator is for medical devices, instrumentation, small machinery, office equipment, and any applications where precise, controllable linear motion is required.
California State University, Chico was the first school in California to offer an ABET-accredited degree program in mechatronic engineering. Now its California Mechatronics Center works with industry on machinery, robotics, and surveillance vehicles.
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