HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

New Servo Tech Makes For Quiet, Cleaner Factories

NO RATINGS
Page 1 / 2 Next >
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: New servos verus no servos
Rob Spiegel   9/12/2013 11:27:58 AM
NO RATINGS
Good point about the drunks, William K. However, some of the safety advances actually improve the safety of the equipment. One example is that fly wheels now come to an instant stop.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Nice round-up
Rob Spiegel   9/12/2013 11:42:10 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the link, Elizabeth. The advances in plant robotics has been significant. This particular article was looking at motion control through the eyes of servo technology. Robotics is definitely a worthy subject for a coming article.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: New servos verus no servos
William K.   9/17/2013 11:18:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob,

I have been wondering about that as well, since an "instant" stop would require a huge comversion of rotational inertia into some other form of energy. But I have seen some quite fast clutches that can decouple a big flywheel from a load, and then re-connect it, very rapidly. That is a lot more believe-able. Instant decelleration is just two amazing to accept.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
If a major catastrophe strikes your area, will you be prepared? Do you know how to modify the tech you've already got or MacGyver what you need to fit your own situation? A free, five-day Continuing Education Center course starting April 6 will show you how.
EDN and EETimes are welcoming nominations for their ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards.
Simulation is no longer reserved for large automotive and aerospace companies. Even small companies in the life sciences are now benefiting from simulation.
The Amazon Picking Challenge wants contestants to push the next step of warehouse automation.
NanoSteel Co., which develops high-performance steel alloys, began producing steel powders for additive manufacturing (AM) last year and now supplies them commercially for freeform laser deposition and laser powder bed fusion processes.
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 30 - Apr3, Getting Hands-On with Cypress’ PSoC
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service