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Content posted in June 2011
Strategies for Energy Monitoring
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6/29/2011  5 comments
Standard Ethernet networking and PAC technology, new software tools, and demand-response programs team up to identify energy savings and reduce consumption.
Miniature Motion in Medical Devices
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6/24/2011  4 comments
Solutions offer more compact, mobile, low power, and lightweight motion control to help spur advances in medical device design and development.
Lunar Crane Design
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6/3/2011  19 comments
Designing a robotic tool changer for use on the moon not only means dealing with the vacuum of space and moon dust, but also the changing scope of requirements for the device.
A Strategy for Better Test Equipment Management
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6/3/2011  4 comments
At the heart of advanced product innovation and development speed in the aerospace and defense industries lies the improvement of test equipment utilization rates.
Integrated Safety Moves Beyond Outlier Status
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6/2/2011  4 comments
Though still considered a heretical idea by some engineers, the integration of safety and machine control on one controller is gaining increased acceptance with the help of new safety standards and the never-ending push for greater productivity.
Roadway Barriers Go Electric
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6/2/2011  4 comments
DC servo motor and ball screw replace hydraulics in barrier applications.




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