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With the emergence of self-driving tractors and other robotic systems capable of working the fields, the agriculture industry is ripe for automation. It may be some time before you see any robots wandering freely through a farm field near you, but there are related operations that can easily be automated right now. We believe that the low-hanging fruit of agricultural automation is not out in the fields but in the nearby packing houses. The agriculture industry still relies on a large number of workers to pack produce or handle the large volumes of packaging materials needed by the agriculture industry.…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:11

Video: New LowBoy Linear Motion Stages

Our new LowBoy Linear Stages are available in five different models—each with a different drive mechanism to address a range of precision, speed and force requirements. The drive choices include air- and iron-core linear motors, two ballscrew options and a lead screw drive. Watch the video to learn more.  
With their modular design, LowBoy Linear Motion Stages let you choose the ideal price-to-performance ratio for a variety of applications, which include semiconductor, packaging, medical, assembly, lab automation and industrial machines. Here’s what you need to know about these stages: Extensive Drive Offering.  LowBoy Linear features five different drive mechanisms, all available in the same compact, aluminum chassis. They include lead screw, standard ball screw, precision ball screw, air-core linear motor and iron-core linear motor. Compact, Protected Chassis.  Stages use one of two low-profile aluminum chassis designs, both of which feature an integrated cover to protect the drive mechanism from contamination. Easy…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 21:42

Video: New ServoBelt LoopTrack Linear Stage

Our latest ServoBelt linear stage features a new LoopTrack carriage design that allows the stage to span long travel distances in any orientation. This linear stage also allows multiple, independent carriages to share a chassis and bearing rails.    
Thursday, 11 August 2016 17:03

Collet Closer For Rotary Stages

The latest add-on for our ServoBelt and Direct Drive Theta rotary stages is an air-actuated collet closer that securely holds cylindrical goods for tasks such as laser marking, engraving and inspection. Watch this video to learn more.    
Precision rotary stages often work as part of inspection, metrology and laser marking systems. But what happens when the good to be inspected is a tiny cylindrical item? These applications need a collet closer or similar mechanism to hold the cylindrical item securely. Usually, though, there's no easy way to build the collet closer into a small through-hole stage. And face-mounted workpiece holders add cost, weight and bulk. In some cases, the addition of a heavy bolt-on workpiece holder may even require you to upsize the stage, which drives even more cost. As part of our ongoing effort to add…
Monday, 01 February 2016 14:19

ServoBelt Rotary Through Hole Differences

A large through hole is helpful when you have to pass utilities through the center of a rotary stage. But if you don't need the extra room for utilities, you can opt for a lower cost rotary stage with a standard-sized through hole. Watch this video to learn more.  
Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00

New ServoBelt Rotary Stages Cost Up To 50% Less

ServoBelt Rotary stages are now available in a low-cost version that offers smaller through hole dimensions but otherwise keeps all the technical performance of our original ServoBelt Rotary stages. Standard Through Hole Sizes. Available with 16- and 25-mm through holes, the new stages address the broad range of rotary motion applications that don’t need to pass large bundles of utility connections through the center of the stage. For those applications that do require a large center opening, our original ServoBelt rotary models offer 50-, 100- and 200-mm through holes. Low Cost, High Performance. By shrinking the through hole, we were…
Thursday, 05 March 2015 19:29

How ServoBelt Linear Works

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