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Content posted in October 2009
Rechargeable Batteries Extend Their Reach
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New battery chemistries, recipes and packaging are powering a wide range of new applications, from miniature electronics to industrial vehicles. Selecting the right battery for the design is key.
LEDs Brighten New Mustang
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Drivers can change colors of LED-based instrument panel and vehicle interior
Intelligent Air Valve
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Reduces air-operated, double diaphragm pump energy usage by up to 50 percent
Miniaturizing Monitoring Equipment Using MEMS Sensor
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Omron provides solution for Magee Scientific's Handheld Aethalometer®
Do the Math: Improve Power Losses in DC-DC Converters
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Mathematics software Maple™ used to enhance battery life in notebook computers
Wireless Communications at Home on the (Firing) Range
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U.S. military range in Fort Carson, CO puts wireless technology through its paces
Flexible Control Panel Switching Displays
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Interface solutions for production operators
The 'Never Say Die' Battery
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Twenty-five years later, Aclara™ wireless devices still work on their original batteries
Micro-Dispensing Pump
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Precision design delivers accurate dosing, billion cycle lifetime operation
Assembly at the Speed of LED
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Thermally optimize your application with efficient peel and place, MC PCB-mounted LED packages
Wireless Communications — Whatever the Weather
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Wireless communication system increases flexibility and freedom in plant design
Timken® StatusCheck® System Pays off for Toyota Motor Mfg.
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Condition monitoring system proven to save costs and reduce downtime
Magnetic Torque Transfer
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Drive eliminates mechanical wear by transferring torque through air gap
Reviving a 20-Year-Old Robot Using NI LabVIEW
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College students build a complete robot drive and control system from scratch
All Engineers Need to Understand Electronics
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Survey shows that all engineers — mechanical, electrical, manufacturing and software — need to be comfortable in the electronic realm
Pneumatics Extend Reach into Packaging Applications
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10/12/2009  Post a comment
New technologies deliver intelligent control, networking and inexpensive sensing solutions
The Future of Fluid Power
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Industry's technology road map focuses on energy efficiency, and compact solutions, reliability and energy storage
Model-based Design on the Move at Cleveland FES Center
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Leveraging MathWorks' suite of design tools, researchers can more quickly customize and test FES devices to help restore mobility to patients with neuromuscular disabilities.
Four Game-Changing Fluid Power Technology Initiatives
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10/1/2009  1 comment
From a novel hydro-mechanical system for a hybrid car to a compact, free piston engine for pickups, researchers look to broaden fluid power's reach
3D Systems Makes Big Move into the Service Bureau Business
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Weak Machine Sales Spur Shift in Strategy for the Rapid Prototyping Pioneer
New Hydraulic Fluids Aimed at Energy Savings
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Early field test results show promise in the effor to boost the efficiency of mobile fluid power applications
City on a Hill
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10/1/2009  2 comments
Engineers must marry strength, beauty and community building
More Common-Mode Tips
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How Dry Am I?
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