In launching its new generation of "IndraMotion" motion control products Bosch Rexroth (www.boschrexroth.com) decided it needed a new controller and ended up developing a small DIN-rail mounted box it calls "IndraControl." What's unusual about IndraControl is the way that it's programmed: Bosch Rexroth says it has entered into a strategic partnership with Smart Software Solutions (3S) (www.3s-software.com) which will provide its IEC-61131-3 programming software, complete with the standardized motion control function library from PLCopen.
A new federally sponsored manufacturing innovation center to strengthen US manufacturing abilities in fiber-reinforced composites has formed, bringing together materials suppliers, OEMs, university R&D labs, and national labs.
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