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
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.