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Content posted in August 2013
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  6 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; itís 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 companyís success depends on its plan, and the same applies to mechanical motion.




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