MATERIALS/FASTENING: A new series of metric leveling mounts from All Metric Small Parts (aMsp) swivels 15 degrees to all sides of the centerline to adjust to uneven surfaces. Uses include leveling machine tools, electronic racks, benches and more. A jam nut is part of the leveling assembly. The mounts, identified as the MVAYNAM and MVAYNFM Series, have isolator pads which vary in diameter from 40 to 80 mm. These anti-slip pads are made of fiberglass-reinforced Polyamide and their height ranges from 93 to 180 mm. The aMsp eStore shows single unit, as well as quantity prices, for these handwheels, which are stocked for overnight delivery worldwide. Applications include use in linear motion and rotary table positioning. 3-D CAD models are available.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.