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New Moves For Delta Robots Deltas, a type of parallel robot, can be applied to more than traditional pick and place work. CSEM, the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, has developed a Microfactory concept for the robots. Full Story Big Electric Starter-Generators Help Power Boeing 787 Dreamliner The Boeing 787 has an unprecedented amount of electric power on board. Dreamliner Propulsion Team Leader Ron Hinderberger discusses why the time was right to adopt a “more electric” aircraft architecture that uses big starter-generators in place of some pneumatic systems. 2007 RoboBusiness Conference and Expo Showcases Consumer Robotics Robotics manufacturers and designers displayed their new products for the industrial and consumer markets at the 2007 RoboBusiness Conference and Expo. Full Story Boeing 787 Dreamliner Rolls Out Smoother Ride with Gust Suppression Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner will use a smoother ride technology that anticipates the inertial response of the airplane. Result: Smoother ride, less motion sickness. Full Story
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New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.