New STAC6 Stepper Drives offer sophisticated motion algorithms and increased levels of programmability. The drives offer current output up to 6A, direct ac input without a transformer, bus voltages up to 200V ac and software selectable resolutions from 200 to 51,200 steps/rev at speeds up to 133 rps. New DSP-based algorithms focus on anti-resonance technology, demand signal smoothing, torque ripple smoothing and microstep emulation for systems that require low step resolutions. Self-Test and Auto-Setup features measure and configure motor parameters automatically. Macro assembly language programming provides register manipulation, conditional processing, math functions, multi-tasking capabilities, plus pulse & direction and encoder following capabilities for electronic gearing. For more information on the STAC6 Stepper Drives, visit http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-526.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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