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CST represents a unique collection of companies under one umbrella as a distinct global business unit within Schneider Electric. Now a singular business, they represents a set of proven brands with a long-standing ability to deliver advanced application-specific solutions across a wide array of sensing technologies along with control and actuation products.View All Resources from Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST)
Washing Down Drives Without Washing Away ProfitsVendor:Gates | Type:White Paper | Category:Motion Control/AutomationWhen it comes to power transmission equipment used in the food processing industry, some drive systems are easier to clean and sanitize than others. Learn about the drive system cleaning and sanitizing challenges facing the food manufacturing industry. Maintain the highest level of productivity while exceeding food safety standards. Power Panels - Intelligent Visualization DevicesVendor:B&R Industrial Automation Corp | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Motion Control/AutomationPower Panels from B&R integrate control, operation and visualization in one compact, intelligent device. Redefining performance, the Power Panel devices are truly the first choice for automating small and mid-size machines. Availability ranges from analog resistive touch screens in various sizes to keyboard devices. NEW Deublin Rotating Union Catalog AvailableVendor:Deublin Company | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Motion Control/AutomationThe transition to highly sophisticated, power-hungry portable electronic systems in smaller, lighter, ergonomic packages is creating new battery system-design challenges for engineers. This whitepaper helps designers recognize & avoid challenges inherent in the design process.
ADC has introduced a new family of high-precision slides, vertical (jacks), goniometer (tilt), rotation and actuators available in different sizes and load capacity. We do custom design, fabrication and assembly of gantry tables, spectrometers, machine tool applications, assembly application, packaging applications, and hex poles.View All Resources from ADC
Say Goodbye to Air Cylinders and Hello to Affordable ElectricVendor:IAI America, Inc. | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Motion Control/AutomationRequest IAI's new RCP2 Robo Cylinder catalog, and be on your way to affordable electric by using IAI's electric actuator, saving up to 67% on operating costs (compared to air cylinders). An electric actuator, the RCP2's relative power consumption is about 1/3 of the power required to operate an air cylinder. IAI's 40-page catalog features the company's complete line of quality RCP2 slider and rod type Robo Cylinders. Precise and rigid, the RCP2's positioning repeatability is held to ±0.02mm; a 73 mm wide aluminum base supports heavier load capacities. PATENTED SERVO DRIVE SYSTEM SOLVES CONTROL ISSUES AND SAVES COSTSVendor:YET US, Inc | Type:Product Catalog | Category:Motion Control/AutomationYET US Inc's new XtraDrive® servo system features revolutionary advancements in servo control technology. The patented servo control technology solves problems with system flexibility, tuning and compatibility inherently associated with high precision motion systems while streamlining overall system costs. Featuring patented NCT control technology, the XtraDrive achieves unparalleled performance and stability resulting in maximized productivity and cost-savings. The XtraDrive servo system is compact for easy integration into new or existing precision servo motion systems. Options includes extended I/O, Devicenet, SERCOS, MACRO and Profibus.
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Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.