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AutomationDirect is a direct seller of automation and industrial control products such as PLCs, sensors, pushbuttons, AC drives/motors, enclosures, operator interfaces, and much more. AutomationDirect offers a free 1,900+ page catalog and full-featured web site for your viewing experience. View All Resources from AutomationDirect
EMI-Shielded O-ringsVendor:Apple Rubber Products | Type:Design Guide | Category:Motion Control/AutomationApple Rubber provides EMI-Shielded O-rings and seals as an alternative to metallic coating of parts and other methods utilized for EMI shielding, while delivering a reliable sealing solution. Models Available For DownloadVendor:BESWICK ENGINEERING CO INC. | Type:CAD File | Category: Motion Control/AutomationIn an effort to provide additional services to our customers we have implemented a download option for 3D CAD models. All models are currently in available in both STEP and IGES format.
DST: SOPHISTICATED DIRECT DRIVE TECHNOLOGYVendor:Baumuller, Inc. | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Motion Control/AutomationThe high-performance high-torque motors (DSTs) from Baumuller are a powerful alternative to geared motors: they offer high torque at low speeds. The low maintenance, low energy consumption direct drive technology is characterised by compact motor units that offer high running quality, high dynamic response and positioning accuracy in the system. How to Choose the Right ConnectorVendor:COLDER PRODUCTS CO. | Type:Product Brief | Category: Motion Control/AutomationWith so many connection options, it can often be an overwhelming task to decide which connector is best suited for an application. By understanding your application requirements and selecting the correct connection type, you will have better performance and sealing results.
Brushless Motors FlyerVendor:Dynetic Systems | Type:Product Brief | Category:Motion Control/AutomationBL line of NEMA fractional HP Brushless Motors complete with a line of integrated gearing offered as a sealed unit to IP65. Based on Salient Pole technology this high current/low voltage line is perfect for today's mobile environments. Check out our website to download a copy of our Brushless Motors Flyer.
Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST)
CST represents a unique collection of companies under one umbrella as a distinct global business unit within Schneider Electric. Now a singular business, they represents a set of proven brands with a long-standing ability to deliver advanced application-specific solutions across a wide array of sensing technologies along with control and actuation products. View All Resources from Custom Sensors & Technologies
Customized Motor Quick Reference ChartVendor:Groschopp | Type:Design Guide | Category: Motion Control/AutomationThis graph maps the speed-torque curves of all four motor types on one graph, using the same scale to clearly illustrate the differences between the motors.
High Load Capacity ActuatorVendor:NB Corporation of America | Type:Product Brief | Category:Motion Control/AutomationNB Corporation's compact single axis BG Actuator has a unique "U" shaped integrated slide guide and ball screw. Its highly rigid structure may be one-end supported. The 4, ball circuits in its slide block deliver high load capacity, accuracy and rigidity. Brochure has dimensions, drawings and ratings. 3-D CAD available.
Nexen Servo Motor Brake Provides Power-off Stopping for Gantry SystemsVendor:NEXEN Group Inc. | Type:Case Study | Category: Motion Control/AutomationIn emergency stop situations, heavy loads need to be stopped safely and quickly in a controlled manner. These are the issues a major designer and builder of robotic gantry systems had when they came to Nexen. See what the solution was.
Tuning Your SystemVendor:Paratherm Corp. | Type:Design Guide | Category:Motion Control/AutomationMaintaining your thermal fluid system's design flow rate is critical for system performance. Quantitative output can be provided by flowmeters, but for a simpler and less costly method of tuning a system, users should consider the installation of pressure gauges.
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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.