by Ajay Arora
Many people across the world are incredibly concerned with Kelly Clarkson’s new baby, and before that it was Miley Cyrus’ twerking – and before that it was the royal family. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t spend the time on Google trying to find out. However, there is an event that has the potential to change the way we operate in many industries, including manufacturing. I’m speaking of the TPP, and that, my friend, is worth researching on Google.
Will Automation Technology Really Kill Jobs?
The age-old argument of a robot takeover still has workers on edge.
Working in the field of linear actuators and automation technology, I am constantly bombarded with new technologies that claim to be game-changing. Some are and others aren’t, but along with being inundated by new knowledge about emerging technologies, there exists just as much bombardment by those who claim that innovative automation technology is going to kill meaningful employment for everyone. It’s an age-old argument.
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In less than 100 years, the face of the medical world has changed so much as to be unrecognizable thanks to table lifts and electric actuators. These devices have changed the way we think about what it means to perform surgery, to aide patients and to give the disabled a new lease on life.
Nobody likes doing more than they have to. This is especially true when you’re sitting at home after a long day at work, and you want nothing more than relaxation. Depending on what that word means to you, you might be thinking about installing some home automation. This could be an automated chair, some home theater automation or even a sweet, adjustable bed. The only limitation is your own imagination.
When it comes to automation, complete control is the name of the game.The more control you have over your 12 volt linear actuators, the better they will perform, and the better you will perform. Actuator Zone carries a complete line of accessories made to give you the best output for all your input.
Speed Controller for a 12 Volt Actuator
Controlling two 12v actuators can be a bit of a trick. They won’t always run a the same speeds, meaning they’ll reach the end of their stroke at different times. If you have a project that requires precise synchronous movement, you might want to think about adding a speed controller to your 12 volt linear actuator system.
With the twist of a knob, you can reduce or increase speed, allowing you to adjust the rate and keep your 12 volt linear actuators in sync. These are especially useful for platform projects in which the platform must remain level as it ascends and descends. Speed controllers are also popular in valve systems.
Motion Control System and Linear DC Actuators
Any linear DC actuator would be useless without a control system. Linear DC actuators rely on electro-mechanical motors to create the motion. Regardless of whether you need to control many actuators or a single one, a motion control system can provide you with a way to create synchronous or non-synchronous movement.
Ancient artifacts routinely make their way across the globe, being displayed in museums for awe-struck visitors all year round. So how do you move these ancient artifacts without them crumbling to dust?
In 2013, the Museum of Boston needed to move an ancient piece of a wall – from Senenuka’s Tomb. This 8000lb wall consists of nine stones fitting together, making it incredibly hard to move. Additionally, the tomb is made limestone, a type of stone which is very vulnerable to the outside. With these factors, they required a method of movement that was as fast as possible, but safe enough to ensure the wall would get to where it was going in one piece. When a project like this needs to be done, the museum takes every possibility into account – even earthquakes. The piece of the tomb is being moved to a new climate-controlled display case within the museum, which is a move that’s less than 100 feet. Even with such a small move, there are precautions that need to be taken and a ton of things that could go wrong.
You might think we have more than enough information about the sun – but NASA aims to learn more about our parent star in the coming years. The region between the upper atmosphere and the visible surface of the sun, known as the interface region, is slated for intense scrutiny by the new Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite. NASA has done all their homework and is prepared to launch the satellite soon.
You may be stubbornly hanging on to hydraulic actuators, because you think they are still the best possible choice. Electric linear actuators have made significant strides in technology, but there are still some myths out there that pervade the truth.
Myth #4: Electric actuators make a design more complex
In the last article, we talked about the simple design of linear actuators – much simpler than hydraulic actuators. This should be enough to convince you that their design would be less complex than other actuators. Again, this myth likely persists because of angry engineers whose past experience with electric actuators left them wanting for more. Of course, electric actuators in the past weren’t all that reliable – but that was then.