The company has added a Programmable Limit Switch (PLS) to its SilverDust controller/driver for servo control of NEMA 17 and 23 frame microstep motors. The PLS command can be configured to use any of the motion controller's possible 23 I/O to change states at more than 150 predefined trigger points. The controller compares the stepmotor position with the trigger position every 120 msec. When the trigger point is reached, the state of the I/O toggles automatically and the PLS command looks for the next trigger point.
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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