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.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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