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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A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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