CNC, Motion Control
There are many currently available technologies that can help keep manufacturers productive right away as everyone adjusts to the new normal.
A government-sponsored test on whether a cyberattack could inflict real-world physical damage has had major repercussions to this day. See eight steps on how to mitigate a potential cyberattack against your industrial control systems (ICSs).
AI2-THOR version 3.0 adds active object manipulation to its testing framework and studies more than 100 visual physics-enabled rooms. See video.
Inside Machines: More answers regarding servo system tuning follow the April 15 webcast on force control as it relates to tuning servo systems.
A passive down-conversion imaging system created allows engineers to peer into the UV range while still viewing the visible spectrum for better machine vision results.
Huge demand in warehousing, food and beverage, and other interior logistics (intralogistics) applications expand variable frequency drive flexibility and features.
A new control system developed by MIT researchers may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
Stepper motor systems deliver more precision than standard variable-speed motors without the expense and complexity of servo motors, and newer high bus voltage options provide additional flexibility. See 5 motor technologies, common uses.
Direct-drive servomotors are becoming more common as range and availability expands for use in many machine and motor applications.
Use easy-to-use electric actuators: Digital I/O ensures pneumatics-like control, while IO-Link adds a third, mid-point position for new capabilities.