FO2, FO3, and FO4 Flat 1(reg) models are double-acting, single-end rod cylinders with stainless-steel bodies that multiply the force output by supplying air to multiple pistons on extension. The cylinders allow the user to double, triple, or quadruple their force. Only one piston is powered on the return stroke, saving air volume and operating costs. The FO2, FO3, and FO4 are available in three bore sizes (2 1/2, 3, and 4 inches), and standard options include fluroelastomer and low-friction seals, Magnalube(reg) G, front- and rear-port positioning, and rod wiper.
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.