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Content posted in April 2011
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Smaller Diagnostics and Changes in Materials Drive Medical Market
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4/26/2011  1 comment
As changing regulations impact designers' materials selection, new analog front ends enable development of equipment that is no bigger than a Band-Aid.
Lab Innovation Based on Toy and Material Handling
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4/25/2011  Post a comment
How a flat-panel TV handling system and the simplicity of the Etch-a-Sketch resulted in the design of a miniature, automated, two- axis laboratory sample handling system.
Pile Driving Machine Design
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4/21/2011  Post a comment
Sixteen precision 112.5-degree gearboxes regulate timing for the Octa-Kong pile driver that is being used to build the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in China.
High Frequency Hexapod Testing
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4/21/2011  Post a comment
Hydraulic hexapod simulation table expands frequency range up to 100 Hz, increasing the speed, range and flexibility of automotive component testing.
The Pneumatic-Electromechanical Connection
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4/21/2011  Post a comment
Flexible pneumatic technology offers multi-position, force control and industrial network support for distributed architectures to bridge the abilities of standard pneumatic and electromechanical actuators.
Reed Relays Switch in Time
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4/18/2011  2 comments
Concerns with relay characteristics and switch topologies.
Self-Healing Instrumentation
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4/18/2011  Post a comment
What do engineers think of smart devices in self-healing machine design?
Choosing Electric, Hydraulic or Pneumatic Drives
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4/18/2011  1 comment
Understanding how electric, hydraulic or pneumatic drive systems function is critical to comprehending their affects on machine performance, ease of use, flexibility and reliability.
Applying Lean to Product Development
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4/15/2011  Post a comment
Rather than mapping lean manufacturing principles directly to product development, engineering teams need to consider information flow and knowledge capture to truly reduce inefficiencies and optimize the process.
Cool-Switch, High-Speed Load Disconnect Switch Solutions
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4/15/2011  Post a comment
For high-availability systems in high performance computing, telecom, and communications infrastructure applications.
Industrial Cameras with Video Monitoring Software
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4/15/2011  Post a comment
Longwatch video monitoring software products have been integrated with IVC's industrial cameras.
RBC Series
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4/15/2011  Post a comment
Regulated dc/dc bus converter combines high efficiency with wide input range for distributed power applications.
IEC61131-3 as an Integration Tool
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4/14/2011  Post a comment
Understanding the benefits of IEC61131-3 and why its programming methods are becoming preferred for mechatronic designs.
Designing Systems for Remote Access
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4/14/2011  Post a comment
Using standard industrial Ethernet technologies, forward-thinking machine builders can leverage an array of enterprise technologies that allow for their machines to more easily be used by partner service organizations increasingly relied upon by manufacturers of all sizes.
In System Integration, Software Rules
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4/14/2011  Post a comment
To address machine builder needs, the automation industry is increasingly focused on delivering application-specific software that is highly tailored to specific machines and easy to use.
Mini PC
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4/14/2011  Post a comment
With the latest Intel Core i7/i5/i3 Mobile Processor Family.
Digital Pressure Gauges
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4/14/2011  Post a comment
Gauges use a temperature-compensated 316L stainless steel sensor with ±0.25 percent accuracy (±0.1 percent optional).
Miniature Circuit Breakers
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4/14/2011  Post a comment
For saving DIN rail space.
Computing Advances Permit New Integration Answers
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4/14/2011  1 comment
From robots that can handle heavy-duty, yet delicate tasks to the integration of complex, modular systems, systems integrators are increasingly able to solve machine and production system design problems through the application of advanced computer technologies.
Multi-Output DC-DC Backlight LED Drivers
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4/13/2011  1 comment
Can be used to backlight LEDs arranged in 1, 2, 3 or 6 string configurations.
Transparent Medical Elastomer Gel
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4/13/2011  1 comment
Soft compound can handle pellet form needed for standard injection molding systems.
Compact Embedded Box PC
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4/13/2011  Post a comment
For an extended temperature range.
Compact Actuator with CANopen Interface
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4/12/2011  Post a comment
Absolute multi-turn position detection, integrated controller, bus system, thermal regulation and digital I/Os.
Next Generation Empower PLM Solution
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4/12/2011  Post a comment
Version 5.0 introduces web-based platform for enhanced accessibility, performance and scalability.
Applying Zero Backlash Brakes in Magnetic Therapy
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4/12/2011  Post a comment
Neuronetics develops a device using power-off brakes to deliver transcranial magnetic simulation therapy as a non-pharmaceutical approach to treating depression.
Gearing Up to Improve Analytical Instruments
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Bruker AXS makes a move to brass worm gear sets for its analytical diffractometers to improve optic performance and overall equipment life.
Medium-Blow Fuses
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4/12/2011  Post a comment
For higher current applications.
Hot Melt Adhesive/Sealant
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4/11/2011  2 comments
High-strength frame bonding for crystalline solar modules.
Three Phase Brushless DC Motor PreDriver IC?
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4/11/2011  1 comment
For the office automation, telecommunications, consumer and industrial markets.
Flexi-Drive Remote Valve Operator
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4/11/2011  Post a comment
Flexible drive system operates inaccessible valves.
Thermal Transfer Bar Code Label Printers
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4/8/2011  2 comments
Large media window for easy viewing and monitoring of supplies.
Closed Loop DC Speed Control
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4/8/2011  1 comment
Pulse input capacity for speed feedback is 50,000 pulses per minute (833 Hz).
Operator Panel With CANopen Interface
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4/8/2011  Post a comment
Backlit 4-line x 20-character LCD surrounded by six programmable function keys.
Boeing Eyes Next-Generation Composites
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4/7/2011  1 comment
Boeing's next-generation aircraft, developed with NASA, will use up to 90 percent composites and be delivered as an integrated assembly, eliminating the need for thousands of fasteners.
Strain Gauge Technology in OEM Medical Devices
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
Through its ability to improve equipment diagnostic capabilities and decrease required labor rates and field failures, strain gauge technology is often considered a technological secret of success among OEMs.
Level Transmitter
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
Transmitter uses both capacitance and guided wave radar technologies to measure level and the interface between two liquids.
Single-port USB to RS-485 Serial Adapter
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
Fast serial communication for tough environments.
Fiber Laser System
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
Combines a fiber laser source with a 12,000 ipm linear-motor drive system for sheet metal processing.
Why Intelligent Medical Device Demand is Surging
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
How specific market forces and electronic technologies are paving the way for future medical device innovations.
SUR-SIZE Sheeter TS-54
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
For materials including films, foils, paper, nonwovens, corrugated and rubber products.
Servo Drives with Sinusoidal Commutation
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
For minimized torque ripple compared to drives using trapezoidal commutation.
No-Drift Absolute Gaging Package
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4/7/2011  Post a comment
The qualities of an optical encoder to solve the problems of different length gages.
Inspector Viewer
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
Compact, real-time, touch-screen monitor for advanced monitoring and trending.
Universal Single & Dual Axis Drive Modules for EtherCAT Networks
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
Supports ac servo, dc brushless, dc brush, closed and open loop.
RFID-based SmartSponge System
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
Helps prevent retained foreign objects in surgical patients.
Surface Mount Chips
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
Surge withstanding for 5 percent tolerance requirements.
No RSENSE 60V Boost Controller
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
Operates over a -40 to 150C junction temperature range.
Toxic Gas Detector
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
Monitors for small hydrogen leaks in industrial and commercial facility environments to detect hydrogen at 0-500 ppm levels.
Multi-Hop Data Radio
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
Allows wireless connection of modbus nodes in up to 50 locations.
Thermoplastic Elastomers for Medical Pump Valves
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4/6/2011  Post a comment
How custom TPEs delivered in a two-shot molding process can eliminate pump valve assembly operations for manufacturers.
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