Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in January 2013
Big-Data Gets Bigger
As the machine-to-machine (M2M) revolution gets underway, there are some interesting developments in the technology that makes it possible and cost effective.
Energy-Aware Industrial Devices
The energy-aware industrial devices being introduced to the marketplace will help manufacturers and OEMs reduce energy costs as much as 20-30 percent.
Virtual Support Engineer
The high cost of sending an engineer or skilled technician onsite to solve machinery problems is putting the focus on new ways to achieve higher levels of remote access support.
Slideshow: Top Technologies of 2013
It's a new year, and our sister publication, EE Times, has made a list of the overhyped/underexposed electronics technologies that are going to make a splash in the next 12 months. Do you agree?
Quick Reference: Tooling Tolerances
Guest Blogs 1/18/2013
Depending on the complexity of your part and your needs, several tooling options are available. Work closely with your industrial printer supplier to find a solution that meets your needs in the most cost-effective manner available.
The Industrial Internet of Things
One of the biggest stories in automation and control for 2013 could be the continuing emergence of what some have called the Internet of Things, or what General Electric Company is now marketing as the Industrial Internet.
Will One PLC Suffice?
Recent questions on our LinkedIn System & Product Design Engineering group come from a reader who doubles as an industrial automation consultant. See what he has to say and let us know what you think.
Visualization and virtual reality tools allow design engineers to build virtual prototypes that can be manipulated collaboratively. You can swap out materials and store data within the file.
Being in an incubator can be analogous to shopping in a “big box retailer.” You can find many things you need under one roof along with moral support to sustain and move your startup to a successful launch.
Scientists at four major universities in Europe have released a joint paper describing the use of light to put active materials into motion and to control that motion, producing lifelike mechanisms that may or may not contain living organisms, but can produce useful work.
Autodesk and Siemens PLM have reached an agreement to create seamless integration between their design software files.
Researchers have developed a lightweight, solar-energy-harvesting mesh of batteries that stretches, making it well-suited to wearable tech.
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