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.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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