This driver has an integrated simple controller, and offers output current ranging from 0.2 to 2.5 amps/phase with step resolutions from full, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8. It can be configured and controlled either by a simple RS485 communications bus or step and direction inputs. Different access codes can run multiple modules on the same bus. A non-volatile memory can save user-configurable parameters, and allow them to be restored after a power-down, power-up cycle. The R101 can be customized by Lin Engineering, including reprogramming the inputs for a keypad interface or re-coding the homing command to the index phase of an encoder.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
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.
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