The DMC-1600 Series of compact PCI bus motion-control cards use the rugged Eurocard chassis, which provides speed and "plug and play" installation. Each card provides up to four axes of motion control and can be used with step motors, servomotors, and hydraulics on any combination of axes. The DMC-1600 features 80 user-configurable inputs and outputs, non-volatile program memory with multitasking of up to eight programs, high-speed communications, and on-board sinusoidal commutation for brushless motors.
Galil Motion Control Inc., 203 Ravendale Dr., Mountain View, CA 94043, FAX (650) 967-1751.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
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