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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in November 2008
Engineers, Meet Social Media
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11/26/2008  Post a comment
While the tools open up new ways of communication, it's generally limited to professional networking and trading tips and tricks information - not true design collaboration
PTC Manikin Gives Designs A Human Touch
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11/20/2008  Post a comment
New digital human modeling software is integrated directly into the Pro/ENGINEER development environment
Microsoft Upgrades Robotics Toolkit
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11/18/2008  Post a comment
Improved performance, visual programming capability bring higher price tag
Microsoft Spins Out Development Tools from Robotics Kit
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11/11/2008  Post a comment
Demand from industrial customers prompts availability of tools for asynchronous, distributed work
Internet Connectivity Hits The Road
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11/10/2008  Post a comment
Autonet Mobile's in-car router brings Internet connectivity to everything from laptops to PDAs to iPhones
Mechatronics Skills Part 2: The Soft Skills
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11/4/2008  Post a comment
One characteristic frequently cited as key for mechatronics engineers is the ability to communicate across disciplines.
Motors in Small Packages
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Miniature product designs benefit from micro motor technology
Focus on Servo Control
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Multi-axis controllers emphasize performance and connectivity
Instrumentation Moves from the Lab to the Factory Floor
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Analog circuitry eases the transition
Machine Control Moves to the Next Level
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Higher levels of integration, Ethernet options, compact designs and PACs enhance offerings
Distributed Intelligence
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Drives are delivering on the promise of distributed control
System Inputs
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Control systems require rugged and reliable sensors
Delivering More for Less
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Stepper drives lower costs
Networking and Simplicity
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
New drives emphasize Ethernet protocols and ease-of-use
Pushing the Limits for Performance Improvements
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Tough times demand tough components and flexibility
PACs in the Forefront
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
New automation controllers expand machine control functionality
Mechatronics and Advanced Motion Control
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Call it what you will, the systems' approach is driving higher performance
Efficiency & Connectivity
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
ac drive offerings emphasize more sophisticated operation
Sensors Cope with Harsh Environments
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Ruggedness provides a first level requirement for many position sensing applications
Clearing the Air
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Thatís only part of air preparation equipmentís job
Combining Forces
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Motor technology moves toward higher levels of power efficiency, networking and integration with machines
Focus on Energy and Intelligence
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
New drive products target power efficiency, better control
FPGAs Change Embedded Design
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11/3/2008  Post a comment
Field-programmable gate arrays increase efficiency




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