The ViX Drive/Controller from Parker Motion uses all-digital technology to offer up to 8A RMS continuous in a compact (4.9 × 1.65 × 3.35 inches) space-savings package. The unit offers selectable resolution from 200 to 51,200 steps/rev and operates on low power (24 to 80V dc). Wizard-based configuration software offers advanced capabilities for registration, following, position maintenance, stall detection and conditional statements. Flexible communications include standard RS232 and optional RS485/CANopen interface. For technical information on the ViX Stepper Drive/Controller, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-524.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
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.
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