Pumps improve nuclear plant safety
News 7/17/2000 Post a comment Pneumatically and hydraulically controlled robots used for inspection and repair of the cooling tubes in nuclear reactor heat exchangers make work safer for maintenance technicians at ABB.
Robot combines assembly arm, AGV
News 7/17/2000 Post a comment Denso Corp. claims to have combined the flexibility and adaptability of hand labor with the productivity and reliability of automated assembly with what the company says is the world
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.