hydraulically disengaged caliper brakes feature fixed-point pivots, allowing equal
braking force applied to both sides of the brake rotor. Various friction
materials can be specified for different applications to maximize the brake
performance, delivering out-of-box torque and long friction pad life-even for
extremely high-energy applications. Plus, quick-release pins allow easy brake
shoe removal from the actuator arms for easy friction pad replacement.
The actuator uses a novel nested spring design, which minimizes any
spring force losses while also offering the versatility to modify the braking
torque based on specific application requirements. Ports with large Cv values
ensure fast actuation, even when the hydraulic fluid is at lower temperature.
Various disengagement pressures are available, ranging from 75 psi minimum to
1500 psi maximum, and the actuator also features manual disengagement options,
allowing safe and easy service of the system.
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.