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Robotics Tech Papers

Industry : Robot Manufacturing

Designing a Reliable and Efficient Vacuum System

POSTED: 05/31/2016

A vacuum system is made up of more than a pump, and its design is dependent on the application. However, all applications need reliable and efficient designs, so to illustrate how to achieve that, we will focus on two types of applications and systems. Applications for vacuum pumps can be either

Suction Cups Enable the Vacuum to Grip

POSTED: 05/31/2016

Vacuum systems designed to lift, hold and move objects need to be fitted with suction cups. These come in all shapes, forms and sizes, so it can be hard to choose one that fits a certain application. First, you need to know how they work. Suction cups are essential components in

Transforming 64-Bit Windows to Deliver Software-Only Real-Time Performance

POSTED: 05/24/2016

Next-generation industrial, vision, medical and other systems seek to combine highend graphics and rich user interfaces with hard real-time performance, prioritization and precision.Today’s industrial PCs running 64-bit Windows, complemented by a separate scheduler on multicore multiprocessors, can deliver that precise real-time performance on software-defined peripherals. The pace of advancement in silicon

Symmetric Multiprocessing or Virtualization: Maximizing the Value and Power of a Soft-Control Architecture

POSTED: 05/24/2016

Overview The continuous advance in multicore technologies is the catalyst for software innovation that is spawning a new generation of embedded systems that are less costly to develop, higher performing, and scalable because tasks run in parallel. The ideal architecture for these new systems is described in an earlier white paper

How Embedded Devices and the Cloud Are Leading a Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing and Production

POSTED: 05/17/2016

By: Daron Underwood, CTO Not long ago, embedded devices were not connected in any way to a network especially to a network that was accessible to the cloud. As such, it was decidedly difficult to have software activation and licensing software work at a local level. Microsoft even struggled with Windows

Why an Open “Plug-and-Play” Software Platform is The Answer for Industrial Motion Control

POSTED: 04/28/2016

What is the number one thing that industrial automation engineers want at work? It’s simple: the freedom and flexibility to choose the best tools without reservation. That autonomy, however, is rarely achieved, not just in industrial automation but practically any industry these days. Oh sure, plenty of tooling vendors say they provide

Industrial Machine Automation: Soft Motion Control Has Better Performance and Value Than Hardware

POSTED: 04/15/2016

Embedded OEMs – especially those whose products have complex human-machine interfaces (HMIs), manage many degrees of motion, and require hard real-time operation – have traditionally relied on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and digital signal processors (DSPs) to meet the precision and performance requirements of machine vision and motion control

DC Motor Selection for Dynamic Motion Control Applications

POSTED: 08/10/2015

Finding the right motor is one of the core elements in the selection of dynamic drive components. Due to their high starting torque maxon DC motors with or without brushes are the perfect matches for highly dynamic servo applications. Once the requirements of the application are specified and a general

Choosing the Right Drive Technology

POSTED: 08/10/2015

Coming up with the right drive technology for your application often depends on the options before you. Here are five of the most common drive configurations being used today, along with their benefits and drawbacks. Although there are a number of variations of drive technologies for motion applications, there are a

Machine Optimization Through DC Motor Selection

POSTED: 08/07/2015

Selecting the right DC motor is an important aspect of optimizing medical machine performance There are so many motors on the market today, from heavy-duty AC motors to tiny DC brushless and stepper motors. To use any of the motors users must have a full understanding of the application parameters, including

Three Multileaf Collimators

POSTED: 08/07/2015

When it came to designing a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) device,

Implantable Medication Delivery Systems: Where Every Microliter Counts

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Implantable medication delivery systems can have a decisive influence on the quality of life of the patients. In

Trusting the Next Step

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Enjoying life to the fullest – Taking carefree strolls through shopping malls, cycling with friends or perhaps going on a mountain hiking tour. With the right leg prosthesis, being active can be part of day-to-day life again. Ottobock and maxon

Minimally Invasive Tissue Removal System

POSTED: 08/06/2015

Medical engineers consistently look for ways


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