The PX gripper series features a gripping force of 560 lb, jaw torque capabilities of 405 lb-ft, and jaw strokes up to 7.87 inches. The PX grippers center parts to within ±0.001 inch and have a life expectancy that exceeds 10 million cycles. Applications include those that impart high acceleration to heavy objects.
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Parallax Inc. is known for developing the Basic Stamp microcontroller development board and educational accessory kits. In addition to developing a user-friendly educational platform to learn about 8-bit microcontrollers and software programming, it created a multicore 32-bit chip called the Propeller.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
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