Motion control package
The controller-based Motion Logic platform highlights the IndraMotion MLC system, providing real-time motion control for up to 16 axes per controller in applications such as cartoners and form/fill/seal machines. The MLC is specifically designed for packaging machines with centralized or distributed architectures. Up to 64 controllers can be networked together to provide precise synchronization of an entire line or process. The core hardware component of the system is a compact, DIN-rail-mounted controller that combines the advantages of embedded PC architecture with scalable I/O systems. The controller base module offers standardized communication interfaces such as Ethernet, PROFIBUS (master/slave), RS232, and SERCOS and includes 16 fast inputs and outputs. It can also be expanded with additional communication interfaces or technology modules.
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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