NSJ series HMI controllers from Omron (http://rbi.ims.ca/4929-503) integrate the company's NS HMI and CJ1 PLC into a single flexible, HMI controller. The units have separate but integrated processors for display and control tasks, so control response is never compromised by heavy graphics demands on the HMI. Display screens range in size from 5.7 to 12.1 inches, and in resolutions from 320 × 240 to 800 × 600. Ethernet, USB, serial programming ports and printer ports are built-in. Networking and I/O expansion options are available.
All NSJ HMI controllers feature a built-in DeviceNet master that reduces I/O wiring to a single cable. Omron's CX-One software tool provides program development for both the display and control functions using function blocks and the company's patented Smart Active Parts libraries.
HMI controllers from OMRON provide separate but integrated processors for display and control tasks.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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