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SMED | ARTICLE << Figure 2 >>


International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems


Bremen, Germany, 23 – 25 June 2014 Call for Participants


Let us understand the seven Steps of SMED as shown in figure 2 with respect to a micro manufacturing setup.


Step 1: Separate Internal Activities from External Study the setup and classify all the activities accordingly as illustrated in figure 3.


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ACTUATOR is the most important market place to meet leading international specialists, to share their expertise and to start business co-operations in the field of new actuators.


Step 2: Standardise External Activities Look at the identified activities that have been classified as external, those that can be done whilst the machine is still running, and standardise them.


As an example, a checklist is prepared as shown in figure 4, and exhibited at the machine to ensure external activities are completed before stopping the machine.


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Topics u Actuators based on ER/MR fluids u Low-power electromagnetic


u actuators


Magnetostrictive/magnetic shape memory actuators


u Active vibration /active noise u control


u Actuator control u Adaptronics


u Aerospace applications Automotive applications


u Micro actuators u Piezoelectric actuators u Polymer actuators u Shape memory actuators u Emerging actuation principles


u Haptic / tactile applications u Medical / biomedical applications u Microfluid handling u Micro / nano manipulation u Micro / nano positioning u Piezomotors


14th International Conference on New Actuators


About 100 oral and 70 poster presentations in 18 sessions will focus on new actuators as single components or integrated parts of miniatur- ised systems and their applications in automation, aviation, medicine, mechanical engineering, motor vehicles, optics etc.


Programme available online. Deadline for Conference Registration: 10 June 2014!


8th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems


In the accompanying exhibition components, system approaches and exemplary applications of smart actuators and low-power electromagnetic drives, and related topics will demonstrate the current state-of-the-art.


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Design: Büro 7, Bremen, Germany · Photo: PiezoMotor Uppsala AB, Uppsala, Sweden


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