Siemens Energy & Automation has introduced a new capabilities brochure that provides an overview of its SINUMERIK CNC, SIMODRIVE, and motors solutions for the machine tool marketplace. Products are featured in the brochure, along with solutions for the aerospace, automotive, job shop, and retrofit industries, together with high-speed and specialty machining applications, field service, spare parts, repair, and training. A machine tool customer testimonial CD is also included with the brochure. For a free copy, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4388-518
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.