The XtraDrive uses patented NCT control technology to boost performance and stability, while its adaptive control structure automatically changes load requirements, eliminating the need for system re-tuning. Its non-linear technology gets no settling time, maximizing non-linear gain control. It has a cost-saving design that includes an integrated amplifier with an embedded 1.5-axis controller. It works as a stand-alone or can be run by an external PLC or multi-axis controller for step and directional input, analog velocity or torque control and networking capability. It is compatible with all brushless servo motor technologies, and users can choose motor, feedback device and other advantages. It is small enough to easily integrate into a new or existing servo motion system. Its options include extended I/O, Devicenet, SERCOS, MACRO and Profibus. It can be used in automated equipment in material handling, packaging, assembly, semiconductor, medical, optical imaging, telecommunications, military and defense, aviation and aerospace markets.
Lantronix Inc. has expanded its line of controllers for sensor networks with the release of a rugged controller that improves management of automation systems used in a number of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, and chemicals.
Inspired by the hooks a parasitic worm uses to penetrate its host's intestines, the Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but doesn't cause damage when removed.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is