QuickSilver Controls has now added Multi-Thread capacity to its line of NEMA 17 and 23-frame motor servo controllers/drivers. Now, two programs can run at the same time, in the same controller. One thread can run motion-oriented programs, and the other can be dedicated to I/O processing. It offers 240-µsec instruction execute time with both threads running. The 1MB CANOpen, 230KB serial channels and 8KHz servo loop all execute as normal. Information passes between threads via shared data registers. Each thread can change or shut down the other, and there are advanced debugging features available such as single-step and breakpoint operations on one thread while the other is running normally.
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
In order to keep in line with safety protocols, industrial networks need to be filtered in a semantic way so that only information related to diagnostics is flowing back to the vendor and that any communications that could be used for remote machine operations are suppressed.
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
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