Geo Brick, the newest addition to the Geo Drive family of programmable servo amplifiers, continues to expand Delta Tau's strategy for combining the power of Turbo PMAC2 motion controllers with its Geo servo drives in one compact, easy-to-use package. These servo drives deliver a highly integrated motion/drive solution to fit a wide range of machine automation applications. With the inclusion of PLC programming features for logic control, CNC, gantries and even robotics and kinematics, the embedded Turbo PMAC2 motion controller within the Geo Brick can be programmed for virtually any type of motion control application. The Geo Brick is available in 4-, 6- and 8-axis packages, simplifying installation and wiring and reducing panel space requirements.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.