Workholding systems for CNC machining centers include Qwik-Lok which can fixture two parts for vertical machining centers, allowing many units to be grouped into a limited machining envelope. Other systems include the Multi-Lok for horizontal machining centers and the Chick Indexable workholding system. Catalog includes the entire product and accessory line for horizontal and vertical machining centers. A photograph, dimensional drawings, and specifications are provided for each product.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.