Latest Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control
3 Steps to the Right Fluid Connectors
Fluid connectors can boost the performance, increase the safety, and improve the user friendliness of devices and equipment used in a wide variety of life science, industrial, and chemical-handling applications.
Different types of actuator technologies produce different results when it comes to industrial energy efficiency. Choosing the best technology can play an important role in reducing energy consumption and resulting emissions.
Millions of cycles are made possible with plastic bearings.
How Standards Help Shape Tomorrow’s Products
Although most design engineers have an opportunity to design hardware and/or software for new products, some also get a chance to shape the industry standards to which tomorrow’s products must conform.
Bolt-On Motion Systems
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PC-based motion offers higher performance capabilities for on-the-fly trajectory control, multi-axis synchronization, and integration of custom sensors and scanning systems.
Embedding Robots Into the Process
Robots are increasingly being integrated into manufacturing systems by combining off-the-shelf mechanical solutions with programmable robotic safety zones.
Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot
In the world of robotics engineering, there are two primary ways to view how a robot walks. The trick has always been keeping a dynamically walking robot upright.
The Evolution of Packaging Controls
The OMAC Packaging Workgroup initiative puts focus on HMIs with a common look and feel and easier access to on-screen machine diagnostics to improve operator effectiveness.
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Engineers at Festo were inspired by how a caterpillar builds its cocoon when designing its new 3D Cocooner printer.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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