Gas prices for Fort St. John down, but still higher than nearby communities

first_imgAs for the countries major metropolitan areas, Vancouver was the one to avoid, with an average price of 126 per litre, 12 cents more than the next highest average in Victoria, and 43 cents higher than the lowest average in Edmonton. It was arguably better described as a slow trickle than a drop, but as we finished the month yesterday, the common posted gasoline price in Fort St. John was still moving in the right direction for motorists.It was a 116.9 cents a litre, down 11 cents in less than two months, but still 3 cents higher than the common price in Dawson Creek, and 5 cents above that city’s low end price.The real bargains however, were to be found after you crossed border into Alberta, with the Fas Gas at Demmitt down to 96.9 cents a litre, and the Husky at Hythe at 95.8.- Advertisement -If you kept going east you found the low end Costco Price in Grande Prairie was all the way down to 81.9, and by the time you got Edmonton, 77.4 was, the most common price, according to the Gas Buddy monitor.It also had the Alberta average down to 88.4, and senior analyst Dan McTeague talked to us about the variations in price and the reduction pace.The same Gas Buddy website monitor yesterday afternoon showed BC still had the highest provincial average at a 114.8 cents a litre — 26 less than the Alberta and Manitoba averages — which were the lowest in the country.Advertisementlast_img read more

TRINAMIC: smart stepper motor drivers enable rapid application development

first_imgTRINAMIC Motion Control announce the extension of the successful motor mountable modules by the TMCM-1240. The module incorporates Trinamic´s latest stepper motor drive technologies including the popular silent control mode StealthChop in its second generation and the sensorless load-dependent current scaling CoolStep. The magnetic SensOstep encoder provides safe step-loss detection even in stand still.TMCM-1240 embeds advanced motor control functions, motion control and PLC features like all other TMCM modules. Host communication is possible via the RS485 or CAN interface using TMCL or the optional CANopen protocol. Together with the free and easy to use TMCL-IDE, the module allows for easy implementation of a standalone program flow and remote-controlled operation.Designed for an operating voltage of +12 to +24V DC nominal at up to 2A RMS phase current resulting in 0.22Nm to 0,7Nm pullout-torque, the new module offers leading-edge current control technologies based on Trinamic’s latest stepper motor driver generation. With Trinamic’s StealthChop current control for silent positioning at low speed and SpreadCycle for highest performance at high speed, the module provides superior performance wherever small stepper motors are used.An integrated SixPoint ramp generator per axis allows for precise and rapid positioning – even in environments where parameters and target positions must be changed during motion. The module has L+R reference switch inputs for every axis and comes with StallGuard2 for sensorless homing.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Moxa: cloud-based secure remote access solutionNext Socionext develops AI accelerator engine optimized for edge computinglast_img read more