The CMAX-810 microstep control system is rated for 8A at 80 or 160V. CMAX units incorporate Variable Resolution Microstep Control (VRMC(reg)) indexing technology with high output, bipolar chopper drives, and toroidal power supplies. Packaged in a compact, heat-sinked, and fan-cooled enclosure, each unit provides serial communication, 2 Kbytes of non-volatile memory, extended industrial I/O, and convenient ac power entry.
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Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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