Made for applications in packaging, robotics, medical instruments, assembly, semiconductor manufacturing, engraving, inspection and pick-and-place, IMS' newest NEMA 42 high torque brushless motor has fully integrated drive and control electronics, promising a high starting torque, built-in regeneration circuitry, high positioning accuracy, stability at low speeds, and no dithering at zero speed. It allows greater inertia mismatch and doesn't need tuning. Options include input voltage of 120 or 240 V ac, two motor lengths, internal or remote encoder, control knob for manual positioning and integrated planetary gearbox. It comes in both step and direction (Microstepping) and fully programmable (Motion Control) versions, with aluminum housing for interfacing to standard industrial circular connectors and cordsets. Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4928-630
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.