Using embedded Anybus Communication modules in Actuators & Sensors
Intelligent sensors such as barcode readers, RFID scanner, temperature sensors as well as intelligent actuators such as linear actuators are built within a small and compact housing.
They are used everywhere in automation technology and are located distributed over the plant, close to the machinery. In the past, most devices have been connected via analog 4 – 20 mA signals or 0 – 10 Volt interfaces.
Today increasingly, fieldbus or industrial Ethernet is replacing the analog transmission and most modern sensors and actuators are equipped with fieldbus or Ethernet interfaces.
With embedded Anybus communication solutions, HMS provides ready-to-use connectivity solutions for all types of sensors and actuators. The embedded Anybus solutions support cyclic I/O data exchange (used i.e to transfer the scanned barcodes) and acyclic parameter data (used for parameterization of the devices). Thanks to the well defined Anybus application software interface, the internal software of the device can access the cyclic I/O data and acyclic parameter data in a standardized manner, independent of the selected industrial network.
The Anybus® CompactCom™ family allows you to integrate fieldbus and industrial Ethernet network capaiblites into your sensor/RFID application in various form factors and with different performance capabilities.
Who thinks that asimo2005-07-20 17:26:46 by wuzawuzzal
Really is this the best we can do i feel like if I had that kind of money to goof off and buiild a hunanoid robot it would be way better.
To me the future of robotics and AI exists in these structures called "genetic algorythms" If I were to build a robot I would make it out of millions and millions of actuators and sensors built in layers like a chip. millions of variables. At an even almost random configuration. Then using these genetic algorythms teach the thing to do what I want After a few million cycles the robot would start to learn to do some amazing things. like walk perfectly or do acrobatics
Not much more than a 'weak' robot ..2013-08-20 13:01:53 by EdgingFanFT
Many of the minimum wage jobs will eventually be replaced by robots capable of doing the job more effectively, for longer periods of time, without Breaks and they will never piss and moan about the crappy pay!
.. Face it, this has already happened.
So, where are the jobs going to be in the future? Building robots to replace minimum wage workers who HONESTLY do not want to be doing that $hit job anyway. So get thee to a mechanical trades school or a place teaching Mechatronics. Servos, motors, gears, sensors, transducers and actuators is THE FUTURE!
New Growth Opportunities for Electroactive Polymers — evertiq.com
The market potential is large - EAPs can be used in various applications including actuators and sensors, biomimetics and robotics, energy harvesting and storage devices etc.
U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Michigan (Sept. 5) — Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 5 -- GM Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,527,159) developed by Steven Mark Bezdek, Haslett, Mich., for an "automatic transmission actuators and sensors having integrated electronics."