The R256 single-axis controller and driver is engineered to feature the same compact size as its predecessor, yet is capable of increased microstepping resolution and higher output current. It is capable of step resolutions ranging from 2× to 256×, and it operates from +12 to 20V dc. Its phase current ranges from 0.1 to 2A peak. It is designed to be programmed via serial port and used as a stand-alone unit with no PC connection required.
Days after a massive, distributed denial-of-service attack took down dozens of major websites around the country, ARM Holdings plc is rolling out a pair of new processor architectures aimed at shoring up IoT security.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
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