Sigma-II Series ac servo drives are available in 32 different types ranging from 30W to 3 kW. Features include high response with load frequency characteristics of 400 Hz; a high-resolution serial encoder; a maximum rotation speed of 5,000 rpm on the SGMAH, SGMPH, and SGMSH types; and a settling time 1/3 that of conventional modules. These drives are for industrial applications including lathes and machining centers, metal processing and winding machines, industrial robots, semi-conductor manufacturing devices, and chip mounters.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.