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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in July 2007
Burkert Releases New Paddle-Wheel Flow Sensor
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7/30/2007  Post a comment
New design features stainless-steel paddle wheel
2007 Reader's Choice Awards
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7/25/2007  Post a comment
Which products do you think deserve Design News' esteemed "Best Consumer Product" award?
Mechatronics Fuels Revolution in 3D Printing
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7/16/2007  1 comment
Z Corp. leverages automation advances in its newest color printer for desktop prototypes
Bosch Rexroth’s Showcase for Automation Integration
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Programmable lift platform demonstrates modular mechatronics
Hydraulic Powertrains Propel These Hybrid Trucks
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Not all hybrid vehicles rely on electric motors, batteries and wires. Some propel the vehicle with a combination of hydraulic pump-motors, fluid lines and accumulators
Automation Control Trends Toward All-in-One Motion
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Integration blurs lines between motion, PLC, HMIs for automation control
Autonomous Navigation Technology 'Brains' Behind Service Robots
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Real-time calculations, scanner and sensor help machines move more smoothly
Diamond Analyzer Achieves Dazzling Accuracy
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BrillianceScope™ helps determine how stones rate against the 4Cs
INVOTEC Uses Mechatronics Design for Automation Project
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Machine vision, laser-cutting and precision control challenged INVOTEC engineers on an automation project for a medical customer
Gibson Guitar’s Newest CNC Machine Strikes A Productive Chord
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7/13/2007  Post a comment
Gibson has taken its CNC use a step further with a three-axis automatic bandsaw that helps keep its guitar factory humming
Sylvania Lighting’s "Bright Idea" Control System
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7/10/2007  Post a comment
Sylvania Lighting needed a flexible control system for quick production changeovers




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