Robotics Tech Papers
Industry : Consumer Goods/Appliances
by Kate Nadeau
Introduction Manufacturing companies contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy according to the most recent annual data.  Manufacturers, of which 98.6 percent  qualify as small businesses, have become more agile, more productive and leaner in recent years. These advances have reduced both time to market and labor costs.
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
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
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
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
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
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Medical engineers consistently look for ways
To achieve the highest possible level of comfort for air passengers, Lantal from Switzerland developed a pneumatic air cushion system. This system replaces the customary cushion foam with air-filled chambers.
There is still a long way to go before we can make our own stars. However, in scientific applications, the technology is already in use today. The Netherlands Organization for