Actuators Strike A Musical Note
Features 6/2/2008 Post a comment David Byrne’s newest musical installation, Playing the Building, uses pneumatic and electric actuators to transform a New York City ferry terminal into an enormous musical instrument
Integrated Safety on the Rise
Features 6/2/2008 Post a comment Machine builders have good reason to move away from their traditional relay-based safety systems and adopt an approach that integrates safety with the main automation systems
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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