DE-STA-CO's CAMCO RSD rotary servo drive is a zero-backlash,
cam-actuated drive that can be used with both rotary and linear systems for
accurate, smooth motions even at high speeds or with rapid speed changes. The
new drive is compatible with a variety of servo motors, offering the
flexibility and logic to handle applications that involve uneven motion or displacement,
change in direction or different products running on the same machine. A large
output mounting surface enables the RSD to support dials and high loads. Its
thru hole can accommodate accessory lines such as electrical wiring and air or
output options: large flange with thru hole; 32 mm diameter shaft; external
shrink disk for 30 or 40 mm shaft; and internal shrink disk for 30 mm shaft
overturning moment capacity thanks to large output bearing
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.