ELAU has introduced the latest version of EPAS-4, its PacDrive Automation Software toolkit. The EPAS-4 Version 16 has a fully documented software template. Other new software functions include preventive maintenance. The new tool kit is for assembling programs such as building blocks, using the best aspects of all the IEC languages, including ladder logic. EPAS-4's new drag-and-drop template facilitates the IEC languages that are easier to program and visualize, especially in the various cases of servo machines.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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