Servo controller includes Ethernet, CAN
SilverDust IG8 single-axis controller/driver is said to provide low-cost network support.
SilverDust IG8 single-axis controller/driver is said to provide low-cost network support. Multi-channel architecture allows a network of field devices using CAN to work simultaneously with a supervisory network using RS-232, RS-485, or Ethernet. Part of the Silver-Lode controller family, the IG8 includes breakouts for power, communications, and I/O connections. Closed loop control (servo) of a step motor is said to provide the accuracy of a transitional servomotor at lower cost and with superior torque for applications to 2,000 rpm, depending on model. Product uses a single cable for motor and encoder signals.
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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