MOTION CONTROL: Siemens is offering a cooperative partnership with its mechatronic support service so that machine tool OEMs can meet customer expectations. This service will be available in the U.S. through its R&D group in South Lebanon, OH.Mechatronics support allows the OEM to design their machines together with Siemens experts - from the machine’s concept all the way through to completion. Such cooperation enables machine tool builders to work very closely with Siemens as their expert and supplier of control and drives technology. Working together with the OEM’s engineers, Siemens will develop innovative ideas and end-user specific machine concepts that are tailored exactly to their needs. Each solution comes equipped with state-of-the-art CNC technology and the ultimate in functionality.
The mechatronic service is also available for existing machines. In this case, Siemens will focus on the interaction between the mechanical components and the electrical drives to improve the precision and productivity of a machine.
Switched-capacitor filters have a few disadvantages. They exhibit greater sensitivity to noise than their op-amp-based filter siblings, and they have low-amplitude clock-signal artifacts -- clock feedthrough -- on their outputs.
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.