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Hardware Comparison: Kinetix 5500 vs. 5700 Servo Drives

The Kinetix 5500 and 5700 series servo drives offer innovative responses to automation and motion control needs for any system.  Combined with the right Kinetix VP servo motors, these systems optimize space and are easier and simpler to use.  Because they integrate motion control on EtherNet/IP, a dedicated motion network is not required.  This allows…

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What PanelView Do You Need? – Selection Guide

The PanelView family offers the above solutions and include all the hardware, software and communication needs built in.

The type of PanelView you select will depend upon the type of configuration or topology needed for your automation system. Linear (Bus), star, ring, and Device Level Ring (DLR) configurations are common and are built based on the level of complexity required.

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How AI/Machine Learning has Impacted the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the novel coronavirus outbreak in 2019 and 2020, it makes sense that many have tried to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to various problems relating to the disease.
As early as February 2020, the novel coronavirus spike protein was mapped.
In the hunt for a vaccine, MIT researchers developed a platform called OptiVax to speed up development of peptide vaccines.
The researchers used OptiVax to predict groups of people that may not be fully protected by the vaccine because of their genetics.

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A Guide to High-Speed Counters (HSC) used in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

A high-speed counter (HSC) is a functional capability within particular PLCs. HSCs count the frequency of the pulse of processes from systems with elements such as high-speed encoders.
Counters in PLCs are an obscure but critical part of all PLCs. They can be a software-defined, virtual entity having low-frequency inputs to process. In high-speed input cases, a hardware input module must be designed to ensure the control process’s proper operation to ensure the outputs’ accuracy and timely delivery.

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What’s the Difference Between Single- and Multi-Turn Encoders?

The position of a shaft within a machine can affect several concerns including safety, quality, volume and other variables.  To monitor and control information that can be obtained from the shaft position and rotation, encoders were devised to measure and control the data and motion of the machine along the shaft. There are two types…

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