Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in January 2004
Web-based document management gives new meaning to 'sharing
1/28/2004  Post a comment
For the 1,000 engineers worldwide who design oilfield equipment from more than 60 locations for Cooper Cameron Corp., a document management system has proven to be a valuable time-saver.
Calculating ball screw load-life? Don't forget preload.
1/27/2004  Post a comment
Can a ball screw with a reasonable amount of preload but no outside thrust last forever? Eschatological considerations aside, it's not likely. The balls still have to resist the internal, preload force.
Fluid Power
1/12/2004  Post a comment
Control ICs Offer Flexibility Without the Need to Program
1/12/2004  Post a comment
Logic-in-hardware, algorithm speed time to market
1/12/2004  Post a comment
MEMS' Fantastic Voyages
1/12/2004  Post a comment
Micro electromechanical devices have come a long way since they were simply researchers' toys. And the software for designing and analyzing them has come a long way, too.
Ride Design, Russian Style
1/12/2004  Post a comment
These former Soviet aerospace engineers want to use their knowledge of G-forces to scare you to death - without killing you
More 'Power' for the Parking Project
1/6/2004  Post a comment
How do you deal with a CAD model that has 500,000 components, and when you open the file it consumes 3.7G bytes of memory? Beefing up your computing power to a 64-bit workstation is one solution, as engineers at EPAQ CARE Solutions learned when they designed an 11-story, 470 bay, fully automated parking garage.

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