This motor's integrated design puts the motor, frequency drive and embedded microprocessor board, including speed and position encoder, all in one device, allowing precise motion profiles with less auxiliary equipment. Three binary input signals allow up to eight preconfigured motion steps, including speed, position and torque, to be selected. Two analog input signals, for speed and position, can be used for more flexibility. A PROFIBUS interface version, with a CANbus in development, is available for multi-axes systems or installations with multiple linear motion applications. All pertinent information can be transferred to and from the smart motor drive system via one serial communications cable.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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