The PF Series of canned stack stepper motors are for medical, information, HVAC, and instrumentation and range in diameter from 25 to 55 mm, with step angles of 15, 7.5, and 3.75 degrees. The motors can be modified to fit specific applications with mechanical variations, winding changes, and connector options. Application engineering support and product documentation are available on all products.
Nippon Pulse Motor Co. Ltd., No. 16-13, 2-chome, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan, FAX +81 3 3813 2940.
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.