The Bosch Rexroth IndraDrive Cs compact servo drive offers Ethernet-based communications, a universal interface and supports SERCOS III, ProfiNet, EtherNet/IP and EtherCat communications, all in one compact design. Its universal, multi-encoder interface offers a variety of logic interfaces and Rexroth MSM servo motor options. Both digital and analog inputs and outputs are available, plus an intelligent operation panel with programming module functions. For extra functionality and overall cost savings, it can add a drive-based PLC integrating motion and logic and Safety On Board drive-based machine safety. Choose from models ranging between 50W and 3.5 kW.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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