MACRO RACK 3U EuroRack version of the MACRO station allows motor drive systems that are not specifically MACRO interface-compatible to be combined with MACRO-compatible circuitry for use on the high-bandwidth fiber-optic communications network. The 3U EuroRack MACRO RACK version of the MACRO station consists of a set of user-configured modular 3U rack-mountable cards joined together in a EuroRack. The compact MACRO station separates the controller computer from the station's interface circuitry composed of encoder counters, buffer circuitry, and direct PWM or ±10V dc outputs to drive various motor amplifiers.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.