MOTION CONTROL: IntelLiDrives Inc. released compact SRT Rotary Table with direct drive servo motor technology (DDR) to eliminate backlash, reduce the number of mechanical components and to provide stiff mechanical system for highly dynamic applications. Pre-tapped mounting holes and a hollow-through shaft permit a variety of machine designs.
SRT-03 rotary tables fitted with precision four point contact preloaded ball bearings. Low and high speed (1000rpm) windings and resolution to 0.2 arc-sec available.
SRT-03 DDR Rotary Table equipped with a high-accuracy encoder mounted directly to the rotor to provide improved positioning accuracy and to eliminate backlash, positioning delays and maintenance requirements.
SRT-03 DDR (direct drive rotary) can be used as a flexible indexer, providing programmable, rapid indexing far exceeding the throughput of conventional mechanical or variable reluctance technology indexers. It can also be used for replacing mechanical transmissions such as gearboxes, timing belts, and rack and pinion reducers
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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.