The Productivity3000 is a modularized Multi-faceted Programmable
Controller which solves logic with a high speed processor based on logical
inputs and updates logical outputs for manipulating process and machine control
applications. With multiple communication interfaces for control, monitoring
and database connectivity, the P3-550 CPU offers unmatched built-in
communications capabilities including USB for programming and data collecting,
Ethernet for programming, external Modbus TCP device connectivity,
and remote I/O connections. Serial RS-232 & RS-485 ports offer Modbus RTU,
ASCII and customer protocol capabilities for connecting peripheral devices. The
modular design allows for more precise design customization to fit your
specific application needs. The high performance CPU includes 50 Mb of user
memory giving you freedom to program without limits and storing all
documentation on-board. Tagname based programming means increased productivity
with descriptive nomenclature for all tags and one less step in documentation. Our
Ethernet enabled GS series Drives can be connected to the internal Ethernet
Remote I/O network and automatically discovered in your project's hardware
configuration. You can configure all parameters for the individually connected
drives and save those configurations to your project. If a field replacement is
necessary, the saved drive configuration is transferred to the new drive upon
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.