Danaher Motion offers a solution for single- or multi-axis applications requiring high-speed performance or low-speed smoothness. Multi-step positioning capabilities convert full step indexing commands into smooth microstepping resolution, and are designed to power any 2-phase NEMA 23-42 step motor. Current settings, auto-smoothing, motor wave shaping, mid-band anti-resonance and current reduction are all selectable through switch settings. Currently available for ac operation, the system features a motion node option and an RS232 or RS485 multi-drop serial interface using the ModBus RTU protocol. Future options include CANopen and a full-featured indexer. For more information on the P7000 Stepper Drives, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-523.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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