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3D Imaging Systems Bring Advances to Industrial Automation
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10/23/2013  7 comments
With an eye toward safety and ergonomics in factory automation, finding simpler and cost-effective ways to control factory floor equipment is of utmost concern.
Measure Efficiency Quickly in Switching Power Supplies
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10/11/2013  4 comments
There are many ways to measure efficiency, some more elaborate than others, some requiring expensive equipment. Here’s a not-so-complex method.
Automakers Can Capture Production Data to Produce Better Cars
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10/10/2013  3 comments
The bottom line for the automaker is improved quality. An additional benefit of a complete error-proofing system is improved efficiency through better line balancing and throughput.
Take Advantage of the Latest Features in Compact AC Drives
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10/9/2013  2 comments
Similar to product development trends in consumer electronics, such as smartphones, compact ac drives are expanding in intelligence while shrinking in size.
Versatile Plastic Diaphragm Check Valves Increase Options in Medical Designs
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10/7/2013  3 comments
The latest plastic diaphragm check valves improve flexibility, flow control, and safety in medical device applications.
Inspiring Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Innovators
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10/3/2013  13 comments
Educators need to provide students with interactive lessons that are academically rigorous while delivering fundamental concepts that bring theory to life.
Mechatronics Improves Design & Operation of Medical Devices
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9/12/2013  2 comments
Steady advancements in mechatronics have expanded its use, and a major focus is in medical devices.
Design Breakthroughs Bring Next-Gen Robots Into Lab Automation
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9/11/2013  10 comments
New robotic options reduce size, weight, and cost through parallel kinematics.
Digitization’s Role in the Transformation of Manufacturing
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9/10/2013  5 comments
The global manufacturing industry is being driven by seven external forces: digitization, globalization, regulation, personalization, smart products, connectivity, and servitization.
Low-Power Numbers Can Be Deceiving
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9/9/2013  6 comments
Don’t believe everything an MCU vendor tells you about power consumption. A little knowledge can go a long way.
Boosting Engineering Productivity with the Multiphysics Approach to Simulation
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9/6/2013  2 comments
The ability of multiphysics simulation software to provide accurate and reliable information about a product is positively influencing the product development process.
Materials Move Aerospace Additive Manufacturing From Prototypes to Finished Products
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9/5/2013  1 comment
High-performance engineering thermoplastics are giving engineers more options in using additive manufacturing for creating finished, end-use production parts. Aerospace is one of the industries where this move is happening first.
Cooling Strategies for Real-Time Embedded Systems
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9/4/2013  1 comment
Hotter components require more innovative cooling.
Making Flat Pack Shipping an Industry Standard
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8/20/2013  13 comments
Advances in fastening technology are making flat pack shipping more common.
Motion Controller Helps Improve Automotive Testing
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8/19/2013  5 comments
When testing automotive components, this motion controller will increase flexibility and reduce costs.
Expanding the Capabilities of Piezo Motion Control
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8/16/2013  3 comments
Recently introduced integrated piezoelectric flexure actuators provide an enhanced level of convenience and performance for the OEM designer.
Energy-Efficient Actuation
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8/15/2013  4 comments
Different types of actuator technologies produce different results when it comes to industrial energy efficiency. Choosing the best technology can play an important role in reducing energy consumption and resulting emissions.
The ABCs of Energy Savings
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8/14/2013  3 comments
Efficiency improvements and distributed energy concepts lay a foundation for energy savings.
Slideshow: The Changing Face of Industrial Automation
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8/13/2013  Post a comment
Advancing technologies such as simpler yet more capable drives, FieldBus-based pneumatic installations, and piezo-actuated valves indicate a rapidly evolving industry.
Liquid & Tape Conductive Adhesives for Electrical Interconnection
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8/8/2013  7 comments
New formulations of ECAs provide high flexibility and excellent conductivity for use where electronic components and dissimilar materials are found.
Make Way for the Kiosk Invasion
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8/7/2013  5 comments
Engineers can play a key role in strategies to design and manage remote kiosks.
Evolving Opportunities for Silicon Manufacturers in the Growing Telehealth Market
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8/6/2013  1 comment
The challenge is clear; it’s all about developing smart technology to keep patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers connected and empowered to manage health and wellness anytime, anywhere.
Overvoltage Transients: The Silent Killer
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8/6/2013  Post a comment
The Littelfuse UltraMOV metal oxide varistor series is designed for applications requiring high peak surge current ratings and high energy absorption capability.
Bearing Life Prediction for Gearboxes With Applied Overhung Loads
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8/5/2013  5 comments
Design options can increase bearing life of a selected gearbox.
How to Get From Here to There
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8/5/2013  Post a comment
A company’s success depends on its plan, and the same applies to mechanical motion.
Slideshow: NASA, Space Portal & Daniel Rasky
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7/12/2013  Post a comment
This article outlines a group discussion with Daniel Rasky, spurred on by the NASA Technology Exchange program aligned with the Speed2Design campaign sponsored by Littelfuse.
Epoxies & Glass Transition Temperature
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7/5/2013  3 comments
Glass transition temperature is one of many factors to consider for bonding, sealing, coating, and encapsulation applications.
Bottles Up
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6/28/2013  7 comments
Millions of cycles are made possible with plastic bearings.
Thermal Transient Testing Reveals Long-Term TIM Performance
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6/27/2013  4 comments
This is a key indicator for materials used in electronic systems and LED-based lighting applications.
Traceability Brings Visibility & Clarity to Embedded Projects
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6/25/2013  Post a comment
All product stakeholders benefit through better tracking of artifacts from test cases to defects and back to nonfunctional safety requirements.
Simplifying Packaging Machine Design Process
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6/21/2013  2 comments
Motion-centric automation helps make packaging and machine applications demanding a lot of motion simpler.
HUDs Let You Keep Your Eyes on the Road
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6/20/2013  8 comments
A new breed of head-up display keeps motorists focused on driving.
Bearing Design Considerations in Medical Technology
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6/17/2013  5 comments
Pharmaceutical, dental, and medical device applications present many challenges for bearings. These include high speeds, low noise, long service life, and resistance to harsh environments or aggressive chemicals or fluids.
Improving Machine Processes & Plant Automation
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6/14/2013  1 comment
Leading companies are embracing mechatronics, and they are experiencing the rewards of the cost savings and operational benefits of an integrated and synergistic approach to machine design.
How Standards Help Shape Tomorrow’s Products
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6/14/2013  2 comments
Although most design engineers have an opportunity to design hardware and/or software for new products, some also get a chance to shape the industry standards to which tomorrow’s products must conform.
Applying Brakes in Targeted Biopsy
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6/10/2013  10 comments
The Artemis system marks major advances in prostate cancer detection.
Safe, Portable Power Source
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6/7/2013  7 comments
Varta Microbattery helps to insure that a surgical helmet’s light and ventilation runs reliably in the operating theatre.
RF Trends in the Alarm & Security Market
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6/6/2013  6 comments
Wireless sensors in an intruder alarm system offer benefits from cost and end-user perspectives.
Bolt-On Motion Systems
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6/3/2013  Post a comment
PC-based motion offers higher performance capabilities for on-the-fly trajectory control, multi-axis synchronization, and integration of custom sensors and scanning systems.
DFAA: Design’s Acronym for Efficiency
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5/30/2013  7 comments
As manufacturers rush to install the latest productivity-boosting equipment, engineers are being challenged to master the skills of DFAA.
Sensors Help Shrink Medical Devices
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5/13/2013  5 comments
Miniaturization allows for the use of sensors in medical applications where they couldn’t previously be used.
Slideshow: Platinum Temperature Sensor Technology
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5/6/2013  5 comments
This article explores the inherent properties of platinum temperature sensors, the types of platinum RTD elements available, and typical applications.
New Payment Methods Are Aimed at People on the Go
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4/26/2013  11 comments
In a society where consumers and businesses alike prize speed and convenience, mobile payment technologies are poised for tremendous growth.
M2M Gives Eyes & Ears to the Enterprise
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4/12/2013  4 comments
Just as mobile computing has transformed the lives of consumers, machine-to-machine telemetry is revolutionizing business operations in every field, from healthcare to manufacturing to transportation.
Device Manufacturers Embrace Electrically Conductive Adhesives
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4/8/2013  5 comments
As the trend toward compact, high-functioning devices evolves, electrically conductive adhesives are proving key components in the manufacturing process.
Fully Integrated Motion Controllers Power Mobile, Social Robots
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4/5/2013  6 comments
While advanced controllers have exponentially increased the number and kind of tasks industrial robots can accomplish, mobile robotics brings a new set of challenges to motion control that favors the compact, increasingly integrated motion control systems.
The Convergence of Safety & Control
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4/4/2013  2 comments
Integrated safety is becoming predominant in automation strategies.
There’s No Excuse for Not Designing Virtually
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4/3/2013  7 comments
When design engineers want more than the default look and feel, software should be customizable and extensible, ensuring they can define appearance and behaviors.
Embedding Robots Into the Process
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3/27/2013  6 comments
Robots are increasingly being integrated into manufacturing systems by combining off-the-shelf mechanical solutions with programmable robotic safety zones.
Using Copper in PCB Design & Fabrication for Maximum Reliability
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3/26/2013  11 comments
The military and aerospace industry has used heavy copper circuitry for many years, and it is gaining momentum in industrial applications.
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