Animatics Corp.'s new Integrated Servos - SM2316D-PLS2 and SM2316DT-PLS2 - have added power and functionality over the company's SM2315D and SM2315DT, all with a lower cost. The new servomotors are complete servo systems with built-in controller, amplifier and encoder and they have undergone many enhancements, including higher encoder resolution (4,000 cpr) offering smoother velocity and tighter position control, enhanced trajectory overshoot braking functions that stop larger loads fast and new high-speed position capture input enabling < 5 µsec registration. Additional enhancements include programmable software over-travel limits that eliminate cabling, choice of absolute and relative CAM mode with CAM dwell and added RS-485 port for easy communication with external devices.
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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