By using rare-earth magnets, engineers maximized the torque in Maxon's new RE series of motors. The motors measure just 15 mm (0.59 inches) in diameter and 22.5 mm (0.86 inches) in diameter and weigh 20 g (0.71 oz). They can deliver 300 mNm (42 oz-in) of continuous torque with a maximum speed of 11,000 rpm and maximum efficiency of 73%. Each applies Maxon's patented rhombic moving coil design to provide long life, low electrical noise, fast acceleration, and high efficiency. Maxon Precision Motors, Product Code 4170.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
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.