Belt drive slide
The ZF1 belt drive slide is a lightweight unit and is driven by a 9-mm-wide HTD belt that is available in travels ranging from 6 to 112.3 inches.
The ZF1 belt drive slide is a lightweight unit and is driven by a 9-mm-wide HTD belt that is available in travels ranging from 6 to 112.3 inches. Suitable for use in tight spaces, the belt drive slide is 30 mm wide, with an accompanying carriage measuring 72 mm wide. The carriage rides on two precision ground steel shafts that are supported the entire length of travel to minimize deflection, while the HTD belt profile helps to eliminate backlash.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey