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.
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What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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