The VersaMax™ Micro 64 control system GE Fanuc (http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-536) offers a wide range of I/O expansion modules and communications options including Ethernet. Multiple operator interfaces and motion solutions are available as simple integration add-ons. The controller uses a common software programming and tag database for the operator interface and controller. For motion, the unit supports four independent 65 kHz Pulse Train/PWM outputs and can be adapted to Fanuc’s line of PowerCube stepper amplifiers and motors or S2K servo controllers. A high-speed counter supports four independent 100 kHz type A counters or one type B counter for precise motion positioning.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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