Built for multi-axis pick-and-place systems in assembly environments, dispensing operations in the medical industry and material handling in the packaging industry, these modules are now available in 200mm wide extrusion, using two Size 25 Ball Rail Systems. Both models can take up to 9100kg (20,000 lbs). The CKK module, using the Rexroth Ball Screw, has a stroke length of 5500mm, while the CKR compact has a distance up to 10,000mm at speeds up to 5m/s, using a steel-reinforced polyurethane belt with aluminum pulleys. The compact model's clamps mount to almost any baseplate or surface, while the Ball Rail guides make for smooth travel along the axis. Its aluminum extrusion makes for less deflection.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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