ACS Motion Control's SPiiPlus 3U motion controller uses a distributed multi-processor architecture that runs on an onboard RTOS, offering a fixed 20 kHz servo update for every axis and guaranteed deterministic control. Like the rest of the SPiiPlus line, the 3U includes standard Ethernet and serial communications and hardware position compare and capture. It also comes with development tools, including a full software motion simulator and FRF analyzer. Options include integrated SIN-COS interpolators and Input Shaping™. It is useful for semiconductor, FPD, biomedical and industrial automation equipment.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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