Siemens Industry Inc.'s Speed Connect is a
new quick release mechanism that protects against vibration shakeout on its
Motion-Connect line of power and signal cables. Motion-Connect cables are offered
as standard on all Siemens motion control systems. The
Speed Connect release makes installation and changeover, even in very
restricted space applications, fast and easy. No tools are required; just a one-quarter
turn locks or unlocks the bayonet-style connectors.
All Siemens Motion-Connect cables are system-tested to
guarantee performance in any motion control system, whether in a Sinumerik CNC machine
tool or Simotion general motion control application. These cables are also compatible with Sinamics
drive systems and all families of Siemens induction, direct drive and
servomotors. Motion-Connect cables are fully shielded to prevent EMC noise
emissions and protect the motion control system from ambient environmental
noise. Motion-Connect cables are certified to CE, VDE, UL and UL/CSA
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.
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.