Single-axis actuators come in 208 configured styles.
Single-axis actuators come in 208 configured styles. Each unit is a ball-screw-driven device constructed of an extruded 6063-T6 aluminum base with a black anodized finish and 1045 steel side supports. Features include a linear slide for medium or heavy loads, a grooved base for sensor mounting, a top plate with tapped holes for switch flags on both sides and a tight-tolerance bore motor bracket that accepts most 30 to 400-W servos. Maximum velocities are available to 1055mm/sec. Misumi USA, Inc.
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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