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Hydraulic-Powered Blast Furnaces
Advanced motion control and improved endpoint accuracy helped create a new hydraulic distributor for iron blast furnaces that delivers dramatically increased performance.
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.
Your cat demands to be fed on time. With some technical know-how and a 3D printer you can build your own automated cat food dispenser.
At the Design and Manufacturing show in Minneapolis last week, Myst creator Chuck Carter spelled out the future for Virtual Reality: content.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion.
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
Design and manufacturing need each other -- and the engineers behind them. Don’t forget that.
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