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.
The FDA has just released draft guidelines for using 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacture of regulated medical products. Although the recommendations are non-binding, they do set some much-needed parameters.
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