The Ocarina is engineered as a miniature matchbox-sized analog servo amplifier. It measures 2 inches3 and operates as a standalone device or as an integral part of a multi-axis motion system. The 1000W peak and 500W continuous miniature matchbox operates from a dc power source in a current mode and controls both dc brush PM motors and brushless PM motors.
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.