MOTION CONTROL: igus®, has developed a line of continuous-flex, interconnect motor cables harnessed in accordance with leading manufacturers, including Siemens, Indramat, Fanuc and Allen Bradley. As with all Chainflex® cables, these interconnects are ideal for continuous-flexing applications in an Energy Chain® cable carrier.The cables are available for drive, control, motor and robotic functions and come equipped with different cable connectors, including those with flying leads, adapter plugs and extensions.
igus’ entire line of Chainflex cables can handle tight bending radii in dynamic applications and are tested over millions of cycles in all types of conditions to ensure optimal performance.
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.