The XtraDrive uses patented NCT control technology to boost performance and stability, while its adaptive control structure automatically changes load requirements, eliminating the need for system re-tuning. Its non-linear technology gets no settling time, maximizing non-linear gain control. It has a cost-saving design that includes an integrated amplifier with an embedded 1.5-axis controller. It works as a stand-alone or can be run by an external PLC or multi-axis controller for step and directional input, analog velocity or torque control and networking capability. It is compatible with all brushless servo motor technologies, and users can choose motor, feedback device and other advantages. It is small enough to easily integrate into a new or existing servo motion system. Its options include extended I/O, Devicenet, SERCOS, MACRO and Profibus. It can be used in automated equipment in material handling, packaging, assembly, semiconductor, medical, optical imaging, telecommunications, military and defense, aviation and aerospace markets.
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.