PneuMoment pneumatic actuator features large bearing surfaces for high loads and high moment loads. The PneuMoment pneumatic actuator also offers standard side and end ports for easy plumbing. An optional auxiliary port allows air or vacuum through the actuator from the guide-beam end cap to connect additional automation devices such as grippers and a vacuum port for clean-service applications. The actuator includes integral mounting channels that run along the guide-beam body for mounting flexibility.
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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.