This synchronizing controller from Danfoss Inc. is designed for
use with Danfoss Drives' VLT(r) Series drives. It is engineered to provide speed
synchronizing, position synchronizing, and position synchronizing with marker
correction. It requires no extra programming software, and all parameters
required to start up synchronizing applications are internal to the drive, and
can be programmed via the standard Local Control Panel (LCP). It is suited for
applications such as printing lines, bottle washers, and multiple conveyor
belts. This controller, from Danfoss Drives, a division of Danfoss Inc.,
features four fixed gear ratios, settings and status read-out via LCP, and
control and status via I/O. For more information visit www.danfoss.com.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.