The serial valve system is an electro-pneumatic interface network device used with solenoid valves to provide power and flexibility in operation control. Hundreds of valves can be controlled via a single DeviceNet(reg) cable, in conjunction with actuators, sensors, and other devices to comprise an entire control system. The system can also run at 500 Kbytes baud, and each output on the board can be cycled up to 100 times/sec.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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.