CJ-series programmable controllers from OMRON (http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-539) support position, speed, torque and synchronized control for up to 30 axes. The CJ1W uses Mechatrolink-II servo communications and supports multi-axis synchronization and control. Program control commands such as branching commands and various arithmetic operations are supported to increase programming efficiency. Eight motion tasks can be used to execute motion programs simultaneously. Branched execution provides both independent control and control involving multiple axes, for operations such as interpolation and synchronization, and can be achieved from a single program.
HP revealed more of its 3D printing plans in a recent webinar. Senior vice president of inkjet and graphics solution business Stephen Nigro spoke about how the technology works and expanded on HP's vision of open collaboration to commercialize its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology for end-production, and open collaboration on new materials. He also said HP will create software to help users decide when to use Multi Jet Fusion versus conventional subtractive manufacturing.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
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.