LYNX(TM) modular motion control system programs easily and interfaces with stepper or digital servo drives. The LYNX modular design enables distributed control, as well as design flexibility. Its 1.5 axes of control makes following external clocks or ratioing a second axis easy for the user. The LYNX control module can be used as a stand-alone controller or combined with any other LYNX modules to expand system capability to include more complex control.
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.