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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in November 1996
Pinpoint positioning comes to motion control
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11/18/1996  Post a comment
Precision inspection increases yields and cuts waste
Factory automation fosters flexible cable
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Olflex Wire & Cable capitalizes on the automotive, textile, and packaging industries
Pneumatics make the bus connection
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Combining advanced pneumatic components with fieldbus technology, engineers can vastly simplify complex machinery
Man-machine barriers begin to crumble
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11/4/1996  Post a comment
On tap: computers that understand natural speech, see where you are looking, and perhaps even read your mind
Computers take over the cockpit
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They will not only make flying as easy as driving, they will spawn pilotless aircrafts, airautos, unmanned fighters, and reusable space planes to rule the skies
Information shrinks the factory
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Computers, software, the Internet, and intranets will speed information transfer across a smaller shop floor




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