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.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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