The IndraMotion for metal forming roll-feed system is a ready-made motion control solution for roll-feed applications. The system contains pre-defined, user-activated functions for specific applications such as roll feed and a flying cut off. Users set parameters for length, speed and quantity. IndraMotion for metal forming is available in three versions, which use open-interface technology for discrete I/O and standard fieldbus protocols, including Profibus and DeviceNet. It is built on an IEC 61131-3-compliant PLC.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey