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)
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.