Catalog 251 provides information on products including vises, tables, arbor presses, bench grinders, and material support stands. The literature provides design features and dimensional specifications and includes photography and line drawings. The catalog also highlights international products. The products described are for medium- to heavy-duty use, and are used in metalworking, woodworking, and general plant workholding applications.
Palmgren Steel Products, (M) 8383 S. South Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60617, FAX (773) 721-9739.
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.