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.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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