The FALCON PROSeries from Cleveland Motion Controls (http://rbi.ims.ca/4929-505) encompasses the company's complete line of Soft-PLC automated process control solutions. The easy-to-use software and HMI allows users to program process applications and make adjustments, in real-time, when necessary. The FALCON contains full HMI, logic and motion control features. The logic programming environment is IEC 61131-3 compatible, with exception/fault handling to simplify the design of real applications, and can be used for synchronized or coordinated motion control applications.
Products offered include Windows XP embedded technology, an integrated touchscreen or HMI, modular I/O and a preconfigured starter application and set-up/configuration screen. Soft PLC features include modular I/O and a standard 10.4-in touch screen. Drivers for more than three dozen different I/O systems including Profibus, Devicenet, Interbus-S and Ethernet I/O devices from many different manufacturers are supported.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.