Technical bulletin provides detailed product information on off-the-shelf Metric Precision Plus Class 3 ball-screw assemblies. Features include a zero-lash, preloaded design that provides enhanced positioning accuracy and repeatability. The ball screws are for applications including machine tools, robots, material handling, and electronic-component insertion systems.
Thomson Saginaw Ball Screw Co. LLC, 628 N. Hamilton St., Saginaw, MI 48602, FAX (517) 776-3632.
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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.