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.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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