What happens when you run a load up the "Z" axis, and cut power? Without a stepper/servo with a brake, the load crashes. Designed to mount on the front end of a stepper or servo motor, this power-off brake uses permanent magnets to hold the load in the absence of power or voltage.
Compact and powerful, this stepper/servo brake (SSB) employs dual, pre-loaded, sealed bearings on the output flange to sustain large overhung loads. SSB offers fast response times with zero backlash, and uses an O-ring on the input flange to meet IP65 splashproof and dustproof requirements.
SSB takes only minutes to install, and comes in NEMA 23, 34, and 42 sizes. Available in 24 and 90V dc, the SSB has a black anodized aluminum housing.
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.