The company has introduced new linear stepper motor stages that travel at speeds up to 80 inches/sec with stroke lengths to 144 inches, and acceleration to 1G. Four models offer 2, 6, 10, and 20 lbs of continuous force. The 2- and 4-phase steppers are ideal for pick-and-place, wire bonding, parts transfer, semiconductor waver handling, inspection machines, and other robotic applications. H2W Technologies Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-613
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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