The new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 3 component servo
drive from Rockwell Automation provides machine builders the ability to better
match the needs of manufacturers without the complexity of traditional servo
solutions. Offered in models as small as 50W, the drive provides the
flexibility to tailor axes to a machine's actual power requirement, which will
minimize system size and cost. Its compact design makes the drive ideal for
machines that require less than 1.5 kW and up to 12.55 N-m of instantaneous
torque, such as intermittent form/fill/seal machines, indexing tables, medical
devices, laboratory automation equipment and semiconductor processing.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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.