Special design makes them last longer and easy to maintain
Made for production routing of plastic, wood, aluminum, composites, and other materials, the machines in this new line offer low maintenance and long life through ball screws on all three axes, and have closed-loop servo motors and drives. They come with Techno's own Windows-based PC interface compatible with any CAD/CAM G-Code outputting system. The interface includes a built-in G-Code editor and toolpath preview, production logging and reporting, infinite look-ahead and continuous motion, and free lifetime updates on the Internet. The routers come in five sizes ranging from 11 x 13 to 41 x 49 inches. Accessories include vacuum table hold-down, tool-change spindles, 2D, 3D and laser scanning options.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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