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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in March 1996
Intelligent motion controller mimics brain's structure
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3/25/1996  Post a comment
Three-level triune architecture gives robots and AGVs instincts, behaviors, and goals and allows sophisticated obstacle avoidance
Contactless sensor measures speed and direction
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Magnetoresistive design distinguishes between targets approaching from different sides
Electronics match vapor generation/recovery
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Vacuum pump extracts precisely the amount of vapor generated during refueling, says system designer Edward Payne
System makes precision farming practical
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Robert Monson and his colleagues use GPS data to apply agricultural products only where needed
Spacecraft airbag softens blow with Mars
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The inflatable impact attenuator by Tommaso Rivellini protects high speed landing, and retracts for rover deployment of the Mars Pathfinder
Gas pump compensates for temperature
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Cold-weather metering system, designed by Howard Myers and colleagues, accurately tracks fuel inventories
Particle velocity control places salt accurately
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Instead of scattering salt to the four winds, the zero velocity system by Kevin Wald puts it where it is needed
New sealing system reduces diesel air leakage
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The aftercooler mounting method by Allyn P. Bock reduces leakage, simplifies assembly, improves reliability, and cuts downtime
Near-infinite-life seal contains shaft lubricant
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Entered by Jason Hill, hydrodynamic bearing and sealing system reduces costs and prevents lubricant leakage in a beverage machine
Gearless transmission offers continuously variable speed
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The split-torque design of Joshua Zulu uses no planetary gearing, making this transmission smaller, lighter, and easier to manufacture
Designer's Corner
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