Baldor Electric Co. now offers a motion control programming language for use with the company's vector drive products, servo products, and new linear motion products. Called "MINT," the new language will program the company's entire line of single- to 256-axis motion products. MINT motion controllers can position 500-hp vector drives, mini brushless servo drives, ac induction servo drives, dual-axis linear stepper motors, and a variety of other products. Baldor Electric. Product Code 4366 (P)
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.