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.
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
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