Lets technicians conduct remote "house calls" to cutting machines
This system allows factory service technicians to link up directly with the company's pipe cutting machines in the field over a secure broadband connection. Technicians can log onto the machine to observe, commandeer, exchange data files, update operating systems and diagram procedures or problems. Both computer displays offer a "John Madden" whiteboard illustrator and chat board. Real-time troubleshooting is possible using diagnostic routines to test PLC logic, tune digital motion controls, and review machine set-up parameters and program data.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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