The new X20 and X67 systems, along with the XV valve manifold connections, can be used as standard I/O components on the well-known DeviceNet, Profibus DP and CANopen fieldbuses, with the master being any PLC system from any manufacturer. The controller system components can be integrated into their programming environment with fieldbus configurators and configured and programmed as usual, using standardized EDS or GSD description files. B&R supports standard Siemens, Schneider, or other fieldbus device configurations, plus the new modular I/O system from Allen Bradley for DeviceNet. The X20 has an exchangeable fieldbus module, a 37.5 mm (1.5-inch)-wide modular bus controller, a bus-independent backplane, a separate supply for I/O and system, and IP67 modules and valve manifold connections.
In his keynote address at the RAPID 2015 conference last week, Made In Space CTO Jason Dunn gave an update on how far his company and co-development partner NASA have come in their quest to bring 3D printing to the space station -- and beyond.
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
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