MOTIONEERING(TM) is a Windows-based software tool that allows the motion-control designer to choose an application; define a motion profile; and select the optimum servomotor, amplifier, and power supply. The software's database of motor types includes dc servo, brushless servo, direct-drive linear and rotary, and vector ac. A key feature of the software is the "project" approach where multiple axes of motion and their product solution are combined. This allows power supply and shunt regeneration calculations to be done based on the simultaneous operation of multiple axes.
Kollmorgen Motion Technologies Group, 201 Rock Rd., Radford, CA 24141, FAX (540) 731-0847.
In his keynote address at the RAPID 2015 conference last week, Made In Space CTO Jason Dunn gave an update on how far his company and co-development partner NASA have come in their quest to bring 3D printing to the space station -- and beyond.
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
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