D40Z Safety Interlock Switch
Features 2/16/2011 Post a comment ISO 13849-1 compliance enables use in a wide range of higher risk level applications; compact size allows OEMs to standardize across machine designs.
Features 2/14/2011 Post a comment Construction Grade cylinders feature a high cycle fatigue resistance design utilizing forged end mounts, high performance sealing and induction-hardened rods.
Vision System Upgrades Pharma Printing
Features 2/14/2011 Post a comment To meet the FDA mandate that each tablet or capsule be identifiable, it's critical to be able to inspect the identification and eject bad items. A combined camera and image processor solution helps Ackley Machine deliver for its pharmaceutical customers.
Revisiting Humidity Sensor Design
Features 2/8/2011 Post a comment Requirements to measure and monitor humidity and temperature applications have become increasingly stringent. Here's a look at how one developer is using new technology to develop a combined humidity/temperature sensor to keep costs low for systems designers.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
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