The MotionScience(TM) MBL Series board-level amplifiers provides integration into applications including medical, packaging, semiconductor, inspection, and robotics. These MOSFET, pulse-width-modulated amplifiers provide four-quadrant control in torque, velocity, and voltage modes. Measuring 4.43 X 7.3 X 1.6 inches, the MBL Series of board-level servoamplifiers are available in six models that include two voltage ranges and three current ranges for motors to 850 oz-inches.
Cleveland Motion Controls, Servo Controls & Systems Div., 2600 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, FAX (412) 261-8609.
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.