The robotics industry continues to grow rapidly as the demand for automation grows in both the business and consumer markets. Robotic applications frequently require high torque and torsional rigidity during power transmission, even while demanding light weight and low inertia. Vibration control is also required in applications like cobots or material handling and articulation, which use components with dampening or vibration isolation properties.
Safety is a priority in robotic systems that handle delicate components or other critical tasks. Designers often look to incorporate axial hard stops, visual guides, and other components that ensure a robot stops or continues operation even when another part of the system fails.