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 amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.