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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in June 2013
Bottles Up
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6/28/2013  7 comments
Millions of cycles are made possible with plastic bearings.
Simplifying Packaging Machine Design Process
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6/21/2013  2 comments
Motion-centric automation helps make packaging and machine applications demanding a lot of motion simpler.
Bearing Design Considerations in Medical Technology
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6/17/2013  6 comments
Pharmaceutical, dental, and medical device applications present many challenges for bearings. These include high speeds, low noise, long service life, and resistance to harsh environments or aggressive chemicals or fluids.
Improving Machine Processes & Plant Automation
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6/14/2013  2 comments
Leading companies are embracing mechatronics, and they are experiencing the rewards of the cost savings and operational benefits of an integrated and synergistic approach to machine design.
How Standards Help Shape Tomorrow’s Products
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6/14/2013  2 comments
Although most design engineers have an opportunity to design hardware and/or software for new products, some also get a chance to shape the industry standards to which tomorrow’s products must conform.
Applying Brakes in Targeted Biopsy
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6/10/2013  10 comments
The Artemis system marks major advances in prostate cancer detection.
Bolt-On Motion Systems
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6/3/2013  Post a comment
PC-based motion offers higher performance capabilities for on-the-fly trajectory control, multi-axis synchronization, and integration of custom sensors and scanning systems.




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