MOTION CONTROL: The Power Panel 65 (PP65) from B&R Industrial Automation combines high performance and compact design in a central operating and control unit. Through the integration of control, visualization and drive technology, the user benefits from an intelligent complete solution in one device. Equipped with a powerful 500MHz Geode LX800 processor, the new Power Panel 65 handles a performance range that is important especially for multi-axis applications. In addition, the unique combination of high performance for calculations and a compact design ensures optimal use of space in the switching cabinet.
Available with a 5.7 inch touch screen or a 3.5 inch touch screen and function keys, the compact PP65 provides an optimal design for any machine and system type.
Two USB interfaces and a Fast Ethernet port guarantee that data can be quickly exchanged with higher level systems. If expansions are required, remote I/O and drives can be easily connected using modular fieldbus interfaces. The Power Panel 65 is available with integrated X2X or POWERLINK interface. The devices can also be extended with RS232/RS485, CAN and Profibus DP slave interfaces depending on the requirements.
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The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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