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Content posted in March 2001
Ahead of the bell-shaped curve
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Changing a hydraulic piston pump shape from a bell to a teardrop reduces its sound level
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Leaf springs lower keyboard profile
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Thinner design yields deeper strokes
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Servo-like control, for less
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Reducing overlap on the spool allows a new valve by Bosch to direct oil back to the tank faster
'Pistonless' actuator speeds paper punch
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Flexible tube replaces articulated lever
Profits in motion
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Linear motors decrease downtime, while increasing precision and profits
Schottky diode key to tight temperature control
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Electronic thermostat delivers thermistor-quality temperature control at a fraction of the cost
The global technology umbrella…
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Engineers pick the vendors they think are the best, in the third annual Design News/Global Design News Best Global Suppliers survey
Swing link equalizes planet gear loading
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Self-centering planet gears reduce material costs and machining tolerances, and improve gearhead performance
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In Brief
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Rx = CAx specific
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With the capacities of standard CAD applications well established, highly specialized professions require more specific capabilities. Niche applications continue to be developed either as add-on modules to CAD systems, or often as separate programs. Wise implementation of these applications means taking into account a number of parameters
Interconnect system saves weight, space, cost
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Pre-loaded connector modules allow automated assembly of flex cable harnesses
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Easy control in the Palm of your hand
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Simple programming technique speeds setup of pneumatic pick-and-place systems
Single-point drain helps boaters shed water quicker
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A simple pneumatic circuit requires no external power source
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'Spell CAD A-S-P'
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Application service providers promise to save designers time and money by enabling engineering software over the Internet, including CAD modeling, mechanical simulation, file translation, and collaboration
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Automotive engineers look to 42V architectures
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The benefits are big, but challenges loom on the road ahead
Tripod-mounted spindle targets monolithic parts
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Eliminating a rotary axis on a machine allows engineers to design with large, single-piece aluminum structures
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Latest and greatest offerings in the engineering marketplace
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Innovative Fluid Power Products




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