Built for multi-axis pick-and-place systems in assembly environments, dispensing operations in the medical industry and material handling in the packaging industry, these modules are now available in 200mm wide extrusion, using two Size 25 Ball Rail Systems. Both models can take up to 9100kg (20,000 lbs). The CKK module, using the Rexroth Ball Screw, has a stroke length of 5500mm, while the CKR compact has a distance up to 10,000mm at speeds up to 5m/s, using a steel-reinforced polyurethane belt with aluminum pulleys. The compact model's clamps mount to almost any baseplate or surface, while the Ball Rail guides make for smooth travel along the axis. Its aluminum extrusion makes for less deflection.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.