IndraControl VEP products, a line-up of Windows CE-based HMIs from Bosch Rexroth (http://rbi.ims.ca/4929-509), are available with an integrated PLC and fieldbus master for advanced automation control applications. Based on Windows CE.NET 4.2 embedded operating system and equipped with AMD processors, hardware features include on-board Ethernet and USB interfaces, CompactFlash memory, PC/104 expansion slots and TFT color touchscreens in sizes from 8.4 to 15 inch.
The IndraControl VCP series of compact HMIs are available with hardware options and screen sizes from 3 inch monochrome displays to 5.7 inch color touchscreens. Display terminals provide flexibility, open connectivity using a variety of interfaces including serial, Ethernet, Profibus, Interbus and DeviceNet. Units are programmed using Rexroth's Windows-based software, VI-Composer.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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