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.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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