With the first unit shipping in April, the 8,000hp VFD is the largest ever manufactured by WEG Electric. This expansion in capability doubles the HP available from the MVW01 drive. The MVW-01 features 99 percent efficiency and a 22-year mean time between failure (MTBF), the highest available in the market.
The MVW-01 is ideal for high-demand applications, such as mining, cement, shipping, iron metallurgy, and petro-chemical. Technologically advanced components, such as HV-IGBTs, are incorporated into the product to offer maximum reliability.
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.