Integrated Linear Motion in Medical Device Design
Features 10/13/2010 Post a comment By combining a stepper motor linear actuator with mechanical devices and electronics to form a single, compact system, the integrated stepper motor linear actuator enables reduced machine size, lower cost and shorter time-to-market.
Simulating the Deadliest Warrior
Features 10/11/2010 Post a comment Hit Spike TV show leverages state-of-the-art simulation software and test and measurement technology to pit storied warriors against each other and determining the ultimate winner.
How to Take Device Data Wireless
Features 10/11/2010 Post a comment A behind-the-scenes look at an R&D project designed to create a fast, robust, industrial wireless interface for a 100kHz bandwidth optical encoder and transfer it, in real time, up to 100 meters away and reconstruct the data remotely at 1000 times/sec.
How Engineers Can Use the Cloud
Features 10/5/2010 Post a comment The buzz around cloud computing has been steadily growing for a couple of years now. For design engineers, the key to its potential lies in leveraging its on-demand access, shared computing resources and dynamic provisioning.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.