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.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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