The MultiPro(TM) and 2000 Series of automation controllers feature a programmable limit switch capability that allows state synchronization of digital outputs based upon a servo axis position. A single axis can control two banks of eight digital outputs. Response times of one millisecond provide high performance control during critical portions of a product cycle. Applications include machine control ones such as packaging operations that perform high-speed gluing. Programming is fully integrated into the Quickstep(TM) State Language.
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BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
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