The 1B9 and 1C9 Series of fine-pitch, extruded-brass, and steel-pinion wire eliminates intricate gear-hobbing or grinding operations to enable production quantities of small gears. The wire is available in 64, 48, 24, and 32 pitch and in both 20- and 14 1/2-degree pressure angles. Applications for small gears include business machines, computer input/output devices, and instrumentation.
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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.