The STP conversion tool is a free application for making quick speed, torque and power computations. Enter two of the three values and the tool produces the third. The calculator can also be set to convert speed to rpm or rad/s. It can also do torque/oz-inch, lb-inch, lb-ft, N-cm or N-m conversions, and power to watts or HP conversions. It can be downloaded for free at the company's website.
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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