Clean-room compatible (to class 100) servo wheel uses a complete gearmotor system built into its hub to power small electric vehicles such as automatic guided vehicles, material handling equipment, industrial floor-cleaning equipment, and robots.
The sealed unit has no internal sparking. Reliable in explosive, hostile, or wet environments, the package provides high radial shock load capacity and has no brushes to wear out or replace.
Planetary gear reduction delivers high torque capacity in a compact design that is lubricated for the system's life to reduce maintenance. Low electromagnetic interference eliminates the need for heavy shielding, and built-in position sensing eliminates the need for an encoder or tachometer.
John Deverdits, Rockland Servo Wheels, (P) 27 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050; (516) 484-5482 x140.
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.
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.
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.