Expanding on its range of servo worm reducers, Atlanta is adding a high torque, economy and basic version, each based on the company's existing high-precision servo worm reducers. The high torque version has 150 percent of the ordinary reducer's torque capacity, with a backlash level at less than one arc-minute. It has increased bearing capacity and an option for flanged connections. The economy model has a less than six arc-minute backlash, and saves money with a simplified housing and assembly. The basic version has 90 percent of the standard reducers' torque capacity, and a backlash of less than 12 arc-minutes. There are four levels of precision available, plus a wide range of motor couplings and mounting flanges for mounting virtually any servo motor.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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