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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in December 2010
Mastercam X5 Mill
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12/28/2010  Post a comment
Offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation.
Rollerball Deburr Tool
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12/28/2010  1 comment
Eliminates burr removal on punched parts
USB I/O Experimentation Board
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12/24/2010  1 comment
A USB peripheral device that allows programmatic access from a personal computer to various external Input/Output (I/O) devices
Digitally Controlled 400W Power Supplies
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12/23/2010  Post a comment
A 4kV ac reinforced input to output isolation and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500V ac
Vehicle Controller for Tight Spaces and Tough Conditions
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12/23/2010  Post a comment
Compact size and robust operation enable lift truck manufacturers to gain space on automated lift trucks and AGVs
Safety Light Curtains and Limit Switches
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12/22/2010  Post a comment
Machine safety devices for use in industrial applications
EtherCAT Encoders Provide Positioning and Speed Data for Multi-I/O Systems
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12/22/2010  Post a comment
A cycle time of 62 ms for fast positioning, speed control and motor feedback data
6U VPX Load Board for Conduction Cooled Chassis
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12/22/2010  Post a comment
Has a microcontroller-based stepped load control to 100W maximum
Robotic Development Kits
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12/22/2010  Post a comment
The RDK line includes a basic kit, a line-sensor kit and a remote control kit.
Urbee to Be First 3-D Printed Car
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12/20/2010  6 comments
Kor EcoLogic is throttling up digital prototyping tools and 3-D printers to accelerate the prototype stage of its Urbee hybrid vehicle development project
Steel-Housed Spherical Roller Bearing
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12/17/2010  Post a comment
Features a set screw shaft mount with a cast steel housing specifically designed for heavy-duty applications
DX99 Wireless Nodes
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12/17/2010  Post a comment
Provides power to sensors directly within a hazardous area
Pico-ITX Board
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12/17/2010  Post a comment
HD multimedia over HDMI plus dual Mini-PCIe slots for enhanced connectivity options
Design Decisions: Cable Carrier Specification
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12/16/2010  Post a comment
When designing machines, cable carriers are critical to protecting the cables and hoses used in the moving parts of the system. This Design Decisions installment explores the key specification points for making the right cable carrier decisions.
Solid Edge ST3 with a 3D mouse
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12/15/2010  Post a comment
3Dconnexion's full line of 3D mice now supports the latest version of 3D CAD modeling software Solid Edge ST3
Inductive Sensors Measure Distances to 2 mm
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12/15/2010  Post a comment
High resolution sensors can mount in restricted spaces
Serial Synchronous Interface Module
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12/14/2010  Post a comment
Serial module works with linear and rotary incremental transducers

 

Magelis Smart + iPC
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12/14/2010  Post a comment
Industrial PC with Microsoft Windows XP Pro operating system
WLAN Solution for Industrial Applications
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12/13/2010  Post a comment
CU8890 WLAN controller enables wireless integration of industrial PCs
VLT Automation VT Drives
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12/10/2010  Post a comment
Modular design reduces initial investment and maximizes flexibility for future in-field upgrades
Safety Laser Scanner Safeguards Irregularly-Shaped Areas
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12/10/2010  Post a comment
Operates through the principle of diffuse reflectance to determine an object's position via range and rotational angle
Model-Based Design for Automation
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12/9/2010  Post a comment
For OEMs, modularity of systems is not yet a widely deployed factor in the product development cycle. To make systems reuse a part of the design strategy, self-documenting simulation models can help sustain inter-departmental know-how and reduce time to market.
Slide-in Industrial PC
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12/9/2010  Post a comment
Beckhoff's 19 inch slide-in Industrial PCs for control devices with a flat design
Endevco Piezoelectric Accelerometer
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12/9/2010  Post a comment
Miniature piezoelectric accelerometer with low bandwidth flat to 30 kHz
Integrating Motion Control and Indexer Technologies
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12/8/2010  Post a comment
Nexen Group's approach includes the option of a servo-driven precision gearhead or a direct drive motor for indexer control.
L-Band RF Tuner with Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA
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12/8/2010  Post a comment
Directly acquires L-Band RF signals as low as -75 dBm from antenna connection
RTX Precision Planetary Gearheads with High Torque Design
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12/8/2010  Post a comment
Feature single, double and triple gear stage configurations, optimized gear geometry and high torsional stiffness
Model-Based Automation & Control Creation
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12/7/2010  1 comment
Machine builders turn to modeling and simulation to aid in mechatronics-based design.
Kontron Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard KT690/mITX (BGA)
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12/7/2010  Post a comment
Soldered AMD single and dual-core processors for environmental temperatures of 0 to + 60C
Differential Pressure Sensor with Extended Range for Medical Ventilation
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12/7/2010  Post a comment
Features extremely high precision and utilizes the principle of thermal flow measurement
Linear Scales Enable Massive Metal Production
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12/6/2010  Post a comment
W Industries' gigantic Cybermill is capable of precision positioning with the aid of some of the world's largest scales.
Undersea Control Systems Design
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12/6/2010  Post a comment
Ethernet communications, programmable fieldbus couplers and the iPhone combine to chart new territory aboard yacht-based personal submersibles.
Direct Connection of Servomotor and Resolver to EtherCAT Terminal
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12/6/2010  Post a comment
System integrates a complete servo drive for motors up to 200 W into a standard I/O terminal housing
LightTools Enhances Lighting Design Capabilities for the Development of Luminaires
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12/6/2010  Post a comment
Delivers new analytical capabilities that speed the development of luminaires, particularly for general lighting and automotive applications
Single Axis Motion Controller for 1 or 1.5 Axis Applications
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12/6/2010  Post a comment
New controller extends advanced control, monitoring and communications functionality to 1 and 1.5 axis applications
Siemens' Scout 4.2 Can Be Planned With New Sizer Software
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12/3/2010  Post a comment
Scout 4.2 incorporates new features such as the symbolic integration of drives into the control section and can be planned with new 3.4 Sizer software, which offers adrive conversion program for automatically generating energy-saving drive variants.

 

Class T Fuses
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12/2/2010  Post a comment
Fast-acting fuses in a compact, space-saving size
High-Speed Unipolar and Bipolar Detection Type Hall IC's
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12/2/2010  Post a comment
Hall Effect Sensor IC's with a magnet makes it possible to detect opening/closing and rotation in various devices
Rugged Display Computer Features Capacitive Touch for HMI
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12/2/2010  Post a comment
Flexible design allows for integration in several mobile and harsh applications
Open-Platform HMIs Offer SCADA Versatility, Web-based Features and UL Certification
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12/1/2010  Post a comment
UL-listed touch screen open HMIs - 7 and 10 inch high-resolution widescreens run a pre-installed version of Windows CE
Clutch Designs for Equipment Controls Optimization
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12/1/2010  Post a comment
Agriculture OEMs can provide improved row control to help users improve yields with their machines through an integrated automation solution featuring wrap spring clutches




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