The company's size 17 DSM 2344H-C6231 miniature stepping actuator is made of a hybrid step motor and an internal lead screw cut directly into the shaft. It features an M5×2.0 lead pitch configuration that develops a linear force of 13.5 lbs. The motor's front bearing is preloaded to ensure zero backlash performance under light loading conditions, according to the company. The product's step size is 0.4 micro-inches, and the step motor size is 1.65 inches square by 1.34 inches long. Gee Plus Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-616
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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.