The Lintech 200 series linear translation stages are designed to maximize performance while minimizing physical size and cost. These linear motion stages use a low friction, preloaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system, which rides on precision ground linear square rail guides.

This will be a short but very useful series entry showing how to make very precise and controlled moves of the robot arm. This item may seem like an obvious feature, but I have seen most new users struggle to find it and more often than not forget to use it while programming.

Akribis is in the business of designing and manufacturing motors, stages, and precision systems that are used in high speed and precision equipment for manufacturing, inspection and testing. Their solutions are compatible with most servo drives manufactured today and offer exceptional performance at competitive pricing when compared to precision screw and traditional mechanical motion systems.

Using a hand crank for automation may sound like an oxymoron, but there are times when it makes sense. Sometimes an application requires the robustness, precision, and customization that is available from automation equipment, but it also requires manual control.

My customer Hirebotics was recently featured on the front page of the Washington Post. Read about 'How a Couple of Robots Came to be the Newest Hires at a Wisconsin Factory in Search of Reliable Workers.' It's very interesting and I thought you would want to read it too. Thanks, Karl.