The SP MINI 92-70 Vario Power Pack stepper motor power stage with built-in power supply for wall mounting is available in a power range up to 200W. A power stage to drive two-phase stepper motors is available, and the vario flat housing may be used in switching cabinets, where it can be mounted flat onto a wall or standing off the wall. Screw-type connectors for mains and motor connectors as well as the Sub-D-type connector for control signals are useful for wiring the unit.
Phytron Inc., 1345 Main St., Waltham, MA 02154, FAX (781) 647-3526.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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