Beckhoff Automation's new BK9053
PROFINET Bus Coupler expands the Beckhoff Bus Terminal system via a
cost-effective PROFINET RT slave. It is optimized for cost-sensitive
applications and is manufactured with a space-saving housing design.
The BK9053 makes the complete range of
approximately 400 different Beckhoff Bus Terminals available to PROFINET users.
This flexible Bus Coupler connects PROFINET RT to the modularly extendable Bus
Terminal system via a backplane connection. PROFINET cycle times down to
1 ms are possible with the BK9053. The coupler is configured and
parameterized in the controller via the GSDML (basic device file). Cost is $235
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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