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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in October 2004
Valve Module Controls Conveyors Without a Central Computer
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10/29/2004  Post a comment
Each zone gets sensor, air supply line, and pneumatic actuator
E2E Webcast Probes Hot Motion Control Trends
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10/26/2004  Post a comment
Online seminars feature leading-edge ideas
Software/Hardware
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
Virtual Claymation
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
Fluid Power
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Electronics
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
Focus on Openness
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10/25/2004  Post a comment
Tight integration of tools, analysis types coming
Drivemakers Simplify Data Backup
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10/19/2004  Post a comment
External drives have more capacity, faster transfer times
Ask The Search Engineer
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Smart Sensing
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Smart tires may change shape to respond to varying road conditions, thanks to embedded piezoelectric materials that Nader Jalili is developing
The Key to Speed
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Fast turnarounds make injection molding the best prototyping choice for a maker of automotive locksets
Electronics
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New and Notable Product Design
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Six products go wireless with Bluetooth.
Software Links Design/Prototyping to Shorten Development Cycles
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SignalExpress lets engineers reuse simulation data for prototype testing
Fluid Power
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Software/Hardware
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Motion Control Protocols
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Ethernet has proven to be disruptive to the growth of FireWire, says Sal Spada, Director of Research at ARC Advisory Group. In an exclusive interview, Spada tells Design News what you need to know about integrating motion and I/O, and more.
Side Impact
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
How hard is it to take what you know about front airbags and design a side airbag? It is not easy
Safety Rules the Road
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10/11/2004  Post a comment
Vision, LEDS, electronics, and sensors help design engineers improve auto safety
New Information Sources For Fastening And Joining
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10/7/2004  Post a comment
A book and a seminar series provide useful data for design
Engineers Sound Off on Top Trends
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10/6/2004  Post a comment
Customer views chart the course for new products
Medical Designers Save Time, Parts With Software
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10/5/2004  Post a comment
Fewer prototypes speed development




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