MOTION CONTROL: In 2009, Ondrives saw the purchase of more state-of-the-art machines by, including:
A Doosan HC400 twin pallet horizontal machining centre, to compliment the high precision high speed 7 pallet version we already have giving more flexibility and capacity. This is a linear scale high precision machine with probing.
TESA-Scan 50 CE Plus optical non-contact scanner purchased to enhance Ondrives measuring capabilities.
To complement its existing Gleason-Pfauter P90 Gear Hobber, Ondrives has introduced a twin to maintain its trend toward precision engineering. The company is, even on these new models, able to thread grind with CBN wheels making ground worms for extreme precision even after the hardening process.
Ondrives says this continued investment in high-end machinery enables the company to offer its customers the very best level of quality and precision components as complete control is maintained in-house to exacting standards.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.