The SCX55 MOSFET indexer-driver features an integral controller that uses Windows object-based programming. The indexer-driver is capable of acceleration and deceleration rates to 3,000 revolutions per sec/sec, 0.025 to 50 revolutions per second in any microstep resolution, 2,000 to 50,800 microsteps per revolution, distances from 1 to 16 million steps, and a program capacity of 100 lines and 14 commands or instructions. Featuring "plug-and-play" technology, the indexer-driver has no switches or knobs on the front panel and no internal jumpers.
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New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.