The company's size 17 DSM 2344H-C6231 miniature stepping actuator is made of a hybrid step motor and an internal lead screw cut directly into the shaft. It features an M5×2.0 lead pitch configuration that develops a linear force of 13.5 lbs. The motor's front bearing is preloaded to ensure zero backlash performance under light loading conditions, according to the company. The product's step size is 0.4 micro-inches, and the step motor size is 1.65 inches square by 1.34 inches long. Gee Plus Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-616
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Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
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