ELECTRONICS: Athena Controls Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of temperature/process controllers, sensors and related accessories, has announced availability of its new, improved Series IMP Hot Runner Controller. Available in 15-A modules, the next-generation Series IMP continues to provide injection molders with new user benefits not found on any other competitive controller. Easy to set up and simple to use, the IMP Series now offers users an added feature - the ability to monitor and display average output current to load. Other improved features include automatic CompuStep® Soft Start and an enhanced display that allows error messages to be viewed from a greater distance.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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