Robotics Make a Move Toward Autonomous Service
Features 6/29/2010 Post a comment With mechatronic solutions combining information and physical activity, more robots are finding their way into warehousing, order fulfillment, health care and, potentially, as service robots in automotive assembly plants
Universal Programmer for PB-Series Pressure Transmitters
Features 6/29/2010 Post a comment With Baumer's FlexProgrammer 9701, all pressure transmitters of the PB family can now easily be configured on PC. The battery-powered device can be used to recalibrate the full scale and the zero signal, to readjust the pressure range up to 20 percent F.S., and for the data logging of pressure and temperature signals.
Delta Robots Gain Greater Dexterity
Features 6/28/2010 Post a comment Innovative three-axis wrist design allows new Delta robots from FANUC Robotics to create complex motions for picking, twisting and placing products at simple or compound angles
Nissan Bets on the Electric Car
Features 6/24/2010 1 comment Thanks to a higher-energy, lower-cost battery, Nissan believes the electric car is ready for prime time. But are consumers prepared for all-electric performance?
Sample Acquisition on Mars
Features 6/23/2010 Post a comment The Mars Rover's spectrum analyzer relies on advanced motion control, precision bearing assemblies and a miniature vacuum pump to collect and analyze samples
The Social Side of Design News
Features 6/21/2010 Post a comment New group on LinkedIn entitled "Systems and Product Design Engineering" has been developed for greater peer-to-peer interaction across all design engineering issues and disciplines.
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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