MOTION CONTROL: The Power Panel 65 (PP65) from B&R Industrial Automation combines high performance and compact design in a central operating and control unit. Through the integration of control, visualization and drive technology, the user benefits from an intelligent complete solution in one device. Equipped with a powerful 500MHz Geode LX800 processor, the new Power Panel 65 handles a performance range that is important especially for multi-axis applications. In addition, the unique combination of high performance for calculations and a compact design ensures optimal use of space in the switching cabinet.
Available with a 5.7 inch touch screen or a 3.5 inch touch screen and function keys, the compact PP65 provides an optimal design for any machine and system type.
Two USB interfaces and a Fast Ethernet port guarantee that data can be quickly exchanged with higher level systems. If expansions are required, remote I/O and drives can be easily connected using modular fieldbus interfaces. The Power Panel 65 is available with integrated X2X or POWERLINK interface. The devices can also be extended with RS232/RS485, CAN and Profibus DP slave interfaces depending on the requirements.
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.