Linear motor stage
The compact MAB-100, uses an air bearing guide-way to deliver precise, frictionless, straight-line motion up to 100 mm in length.
The compact MAB-100, designed by Danaher Motion, uses an air bearing guide-way to deliver precise, frictionless, straight-line motion up to 100 mm in length. The unit is driven by a non-contact, brushless servo motor and does not contain any re-circulating bearings or anti-creep mechanisms, thus eliminating distortion caused by friction, heat and debris. Position feedback is provided by a linear optical encoder with a resolution of up to 5 nanometers. MAB-100 units have a load capacity of 2.5 kg. Danaher Motion www.danahermotion.com
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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