The LW-3 linear servomotor is encased in a U-shaped moving slide which is supported by four bearings. The base is constructed of precision-machined, black oxide steel. Integrated into each stage is a reflective 50 lines/mm encoder tape scale and reader head for position feedback. The LW-3 is capable of standard travels of up to 46 inches with velocities of 200 inches/second with payloads up to 11 lbs.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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