Series KUVE four-row monorail guidance system is available in carriage types for guideway sizes from 15 to 45 mm. KUVE.E is an economical variant of the KUVE linear guidance system. All cost-intensive production steps such as integral threaded holes in the saddle plate of standard and standard short carriages were deliberately omitted, as they are not absolutely necessary for normal applications.
INA Lineartechnik oHG, Schaefflerring, D-66424 Homburg, Germany.
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.