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Content posted in November 2010
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Auto Tuning Hydraulic Control Systems
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11/30/2010  Post a comment
Automated tuning tools can be great time savers when used to optimize control systems. Knowing how to select the right auto tuning features for control system applications is critical to making the right systems design decision.
Compact PCB-Mount
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11/30/2010  Post a comment
With convection cooling these supplies provide up to 150W of output power
Miniaturized Positioning Controller
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11/30/2010  Post a comment
Features motion control functionalities, offering a dual loop position and speed controller.
Development Platform for Embedded Systems Requiring USB 2.0 Connectivity
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11/30/2010  1 comment
Combines a 16-bit/48 MHz CPU core, 256 KBytes of Flash memory and 16 KBytes of SRAM memory
Linear Actuators with Programming Capability
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11/30/2010  1 comment
IDEA Drive technology is available across the line of linear actuator products and utilizes a patent-pending Graphic User Interface for easy programming
ETV Control Panels with EDGE Technology
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Useful for raw industrial environments as well as in food processing, packaging and medical technology
Bionic Engineer
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11/29/2010  Post a comment
Hugh Herr's PowerFoot could make life easier for countless amputees. Herr should know; he wears two of them.
Semtech Single-Cell LED and Motor Timer-Controllers
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11/29/2010  Post a comment
Mixed-signal LED and motor timer-controller platform for battery-operated electronic appliances.
High Frequency MEMS-Based Differential Oscillator
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11/29/2010  Post a comment
Programmable features enable configuration of product to unique specifications
ProSense line expands with Thermocouples, RTDs and Extension Wire
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11/29/2010  1 comment
AutomationDirect's ProSense line of process measurement devices now includes type J and type K thermocouples, more varieties of RTD sensors and extension wire.
Bidirectional Current Sense Amplifier
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11/29/2010  Post a comment
A high-voltage amplifier designed for bidirectional current sensing in the presence of fast switching common-mode voltages from -5 to 80V.
FM3 Family of ARM Cortex-M3-Based Microcontrollers
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11/29/2010  Post a comment
Provides communication and control macros, along with custom enhancements such as high-precision motor control and a wide range of operating voltages.
Customizable Motor-Mounted Module
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11/29/2010  Post a comment
Enhances flexibility and time to market for next-generation industrial automation
Electronic Systems Cooling
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11/29/2010  Post a comment
A tutorial on the purpose, geometries and applications of cold plate designs for electronic systems design.
Red-Fluorescing Light Cure Adhesive in Gel Formulation
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11/24/2010  1 comment
Non-sagging light cure adhesive fluoresces red for easy on-part detection
Surface-Mount Capacitor Provides PCB Space Savings
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11/24/2010  1 comment
Designed for applications such as PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards where bulk capacitance is needed to boost transmitter power
High Resolution Ethernet IP Encoders
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11/24/2010  Post a comment
Up to 25 bit resolution for accurate machine position or velocity feedback via industry-standard Ethernet/IP interface
Qosina PLA Tweezer Forceps
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic
15VIN, 2.5A Synchronous Buck-Boost dc/dc Converter
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Integrated Power MOSFETs, 95 percent Efficiency & low noise operation
Low Energy Sensor Interface
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Configurable low energy sensor available for EFM32 microcontrollers
Robot Cables
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Twistable hybrid, bus, motor and fiber-optic cables have been added to igus' torsion resistant Chainflex robot cable range.
Crystek's Voltage Controlled Oscillator
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Operates at 3475 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 - 4.5V.
TI's Motor Driver Evaluation Platform Spins Brushed DC, Stepper Motors
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Out-of-the-box motor control solution includes hardware and software to speed development time.
Data Acquisition Modules Offer Open-Collector Outputs
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
The non-polarized inputs can monitor 5-30V dc and provide optical isolation to protect the host computer and other sensitive equipment from voltage transients and ground loops.
Single-Chip Motor Controller
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11/22/2010  Post a comment
Combines digital control, analog measurement and power electronic circuitry for controlling stepper motors.
Full Color Surfaced Mounted Optoelectronics Component
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11/19/2010  Post a comment
The Hong LED Series is offering smaller packaging and multiple colors for advanced outdoor signage applications.
Interoperability between iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Devices and Industrial Control Systems
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11/19/2010  Post a comment
The application provides real-time, remote SCADA and process control to monitor and modify live control values on an EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP network.
OKS Coating Provides Corrosion Protection for Lenze Geared Motors
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11/19/2010  Post a comment
Coating for Lenze geared motors and gearboxes provides surface and corrosion protection to withstand extremely harsh ambient conditions.
PCI/PCIe Expandable Intelligent Embedded IPC
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11/19/2010  Post a comment
Open frame embedded platform concept provides flexible PCI/PCIe expansion for a range of applications.
Thermoelectric Power Generator
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11/19/2010  Post a comment
Advances energy harvesting for self-powered distributed sensors and sensor networks.
CNG Natural Gas Valve Integrated with Filter
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11/18/2010  Post a comment
Suited for downstream valve installations in CNG-powered transportation.
Compact Electric Linear Actuator
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11/18/2010  Post a comment
Capable of over 560 lb (2,500N) of force in push or pull.
Board Level Air Velocity Sensor Protects Electronics From Overheating
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11/18/2010  Post a comment
Sensor for continuous monitoring of airflow in small locations.
Resistive Touch Screen User Interfaces
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11/18/2010  1 comment
FT Series analog and digital touch screens offer low power and customization options for operator interface and panel design.
Spartan-6 FPGA Module with External PCI Express
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11/18/2010  Post a comment
FPGA integration modules based on the Xilinx Spartan-6 and delivers five times faster transfer rates compared to USB.
New Potting Material Withstands Exposure to Harsh Chemicals
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11/17/2010  Post a comment
Loctite epoxy potting compound meets requirements for explosion proof motors
Spring-Engaged, Hydraulically Disengaged Caliper Brake
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11/17/2010  Post a comment
For dynamic braking and static holding applications
AutomationDirect adds 4-inch TFT Touch Panel
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11/17/2010  Post a comment
Equipped with a standard Type B USB programming port, a serial communications port, PLC drivers and five durable function keys with LED indicators.
Asynchronously-Triggered Four-Camera Embedded Vision System
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11/17/2010  1 comment
A single system with four independently operating cameras, each running its own inspection/guidance program.
Solid-State LED Work Light Strip
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11/17/2010  Post a comment
A low-profile, energy-efficient lighting solution for industrial control cabinets and work cells.
ON Semiconductor's Range of VCXO Clock Modules
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11/17/2010  Post a comment
LVDS differential output, 50 ppm frequency stability and 0.5 ps of jitter; useful for communication infrastructure applications.
Capacitive Touch Button Controllers
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11/17/2010  Post a comment
10 cm proximity sensing, plug-and-play solution with field-programmable parameters for faster time-to-market.
Photoelectric Sensors with Clear Object Detection
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11/17/2010  Post a comment
Sensors can detect transparent objects to a contrast as low as 18 percent, including objects as transparent as glass or a clear film.
PACs versus PLCs
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
The line between programmable automation controllers (PACs) and traditional programmable logic controllers (PLCs) is blurring, and continues to be re-defined both by applications and a set of key network connectivity, cost and programmability issues.
Intelligent Stepper Motor Motion Control
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
The increased integration of intelligence into the drive - even on off-the-shelf models - gives designers the ability to control all the drive's parameters through the same interface that controls the motor's movements.
Cable Carrier Extends Crane More Than a Quarter Mile
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
Igus cable carrier system enables two massive cranes to each travel 1,448 feet to unload coal at Malaysian power plant.
Connector and Cable Choices for Gigabit Ethernet
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
Gigabit Ethernet can deliver data at the high bit rates needed for sophisticated machine control, data acquisition and vision applications.
Automating the World's Largest NFL Stadium
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11/16/2010  Post a comment
ABB's direct torque control technology plays a key role in moving the world's largest roof and video display. Lacking the level of control provided, the stadium's moving roof panels could wind up in the parking lot.
Electronics Boost Chevy Volt's Efficiency
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11/16/2010  1 comment
The Chevy Volt is more than a green vehicle. It's a smart, seamless driving machine that in some cases exceeds the performance of gas-burning cars.
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