Everything about this motor spells clean, from its smooth stainless steel housing to its laser-etched nameplate. Rated IP67 and carrying FDA and baking industry BISSC approval, the servo motor is the only one of its kind in volume production, says maker Baldor. A housing of 304 stainless and a fully potted stator make this machine especially appropriate to food, liquid and high-hygiene applications. It survives high pressure, caustic washdowns with aplomb.
http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-594 View larger product image
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.