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.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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