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Content posted in April 2002
6 scenarios for Sensor Technology
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With advanced sensing techniques, no job is too extreme or too challenging for accurate monitoring, as these automation examples from the factory floor illustrate.
Quieting Blackhawk down
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Engineers turn to motion control to cut helicopter noise and boost passenger comfort
Cassette inversion simplifies wafer-jar loader
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Placing cassette with H-bar up eliminates wafer rotation, reduces footprint and cost
Satellite video brings the world home
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The Talking Head worldwide video system needs only a small Earth terminal and the Inmarsat satellite link to bring the world
Materials
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Optical rotary encoder basics
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Choosing the right encoder for a given application significantly impacts the overall system performance
Fluid Power
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Product News
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Product News
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Smooth as glass
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Replacing mechanical roller positioning with servohydraulics eliminates 700 parts from glass bending machine
Concept cars put design pedal to the metal
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Automakers air out technology and style
Power Transmission
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Low-voltage device dilemma
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Cutting power consumption requires attention to signal integrity
Fastening
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Fluid Power
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Servo technology smooths treadmill ride
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Brushless motors, DSP-based controls team up to provide a reliable, economical solution
Joint operations succeed
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Part and tool design changes improve sonic welding of pepper-spray canister
How to embed a PC
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To shorten the learning curve in embedded systems, start with the computer architecture you already know-the PC




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