Midwest Motion Products (www.midwestmotion.com) has introduced a dc servo motor that comes with a 3 V/Krpm analog Tachometer to provide positive, linear feedback signal for closed-loop servo applications at a rate of 3V dc per 1,000 rpm of rotation. Measuring 2.14 inches diameter by 5.96 inches long, the motor is rated for 30 oz-inch of continuous torque and 180 oz-inch peak. In addition, it is capable of delivering 80W of continuous output power at 5,000 rpm.
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
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Robots are getting more agile and automation systems are becoming more complex. Yet the most impressive development in robotics and automation is increased intelligence. Machines in automation are increasingly able to analyze huge amounts of data. They are often able to see, speak, even imitate patterns of human thinking. Researchers at European Automation
call this deep learning.
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