MOTION CONTROL: Crystek has introduced the CCK40 Series Cable Assembly, a new addition to their line of Low-Loss RF coaxial cable assemblies. Designed to operate up to 40GHz, the CCK40 features rugged stainless-steel solder-clamp construction and heavy duty strain reliefs. This low-loss cable provides an attenuation value of 0.90dB/ft. at 40GHz.The CCK40 Series cable offers shielding effectiveness of greater than -90dB with an operating temperature range of -55 to +85C (extended range of -55 to +125C available through special order).
The CCK40 Series cable offers a minimum bend radius of 1.0 inch and is available in-stock with 2.92mm (K) connectors. Crystek’s stocking distributors also support a large variety of other coaxial cable assemblies in a variety of configurations.
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.