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New Servo Tech Makes For Quiet, Cleaner Factories

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: New servos verus no servos
Rob Spiegel   9/12/2013 11:27:58 AM
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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.

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Re: Nice round-up
Rob Spiegel   9/12/2013 11:42:10 AM
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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.

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Re: New servos verus no servos
William K.   9/17/2013 11:18:31 PM
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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.

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