ELECTRONICS: LASERDYNE SYSTEMS announced a new training series for the line of LASERDYNE Multi-axis laser systems including the LASERDYNE 795, 790, 780, 890, 550, 450 and 430 Systems. The training programs are entitled “Empowering LASERDYNE Users to Go Beyond Others”, and designed to expand their knowledge, creativity and efficiency for operating the LASERDYNE systems more competitively.
The LASERDYNE Empower Training Programs are designed to increase user productivity and keep system operators up-to-date, and optimize system production made possible by faster setups, more robust processes, and more efficient implementation of programming and system maintenance.
The LASERDYNE Empower Training Programs are available in the following curriculums: 1) Laser Applications, Beginner and Advanced, 2) System Programming, Beginner and Advanced, 3) Laser Maintenance, and 4) Motion System Maintenance. The training programs are two days long for each and available for users on site worldwide or available at the LASERDYNE facility in Champlin, Minnesota.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.