A fully enclosed, compact module, the ION dc brush drive is engineered to provide network connectivity, power amplification and advanced motion control features in a rugged, easy-to-use package. It is available for dc brush, brushless dc and microstepping motors. It is ideal for a variety of applications, including medical, scientific, semiconductor, industrial, robotic and general automation.
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.