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.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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