The company's line of high-resolution, low-cost linear stages is designed to feature long life without the need for adjustment, lubricant or maintenance. The 1.0 micron stages to 8 ft long are ideal for a variety of applications, including pick-and-place, parts transfer, water jet cutting, laser cutting and etching, inspection, testing, packaging and assembly. They are designed for loads up to 100 lbs and speeds to 30 inches/sec.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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