There are 18 teeth around the 0.092 inches diameter of this molded rotor made from Amodel Polyphthalamide (PPA) for the electronics market. The concentricity call out is 0.0005 inches. Accumold of Ankeny, IA manufactures parts with its proprietary Micro-Molder, which was developed for applications in the electronics market. For more information about parts it manufactures for the military, fiber optics, automotive, electronics and other markets, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4922.504.
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.