MATERIALS: H.A. Guden Co. Inc. has announced the release of a new catalog for 2010. At 28 pages, Guden’s new catalog is smaller, easier to use, and helps save more trees. And while the catalog has changed, their enormous assortment of industrial hinges, gas springs, latches, and handles has not. The purpose of the consolidated catalog is to showcase Guden’s product line rather than hard-to-read part numbers and tables. Those details as well as specifications, drawings, and 3-D CAD models are all available on Guden’s website, providing customers with the most current product information.
A Guden hinge and hardware knowledge base, including specifications, drawings, design forms, 3-D CAD models, quotes, and ordering is available on line.
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.