System offers happy medium between cylinders and servos
This system integrates electronics, precision mechanics, feedback, control and software into one package. It allows multple-position control, made for situations where a pneumatic cylinder doesn't offer enough and a servo is too complex or expensive. They can be used on a Profibus DP, CanOpen or DeviceNet fieldbus, with simultaneous starting through both parallel and serial control.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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.