Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in August 2010
Haydon Kerk's Captive 19000 Series High-Resolution Linear Actuator
8/31/2010  Post a comment
Technical enhancements include optimized stator tooth geometry, high-energy neodymium magnets, custom-engineered plastics, etc.
Galil's DMC-41x3 Econo Motion Controller with Ethernet
8/30/2010  Post a comment
Operates stand-alone or interfaces to a PC with Ethernet 10/100Base-T or USB.
dataSIMS Bus Analyzer Software Support for AceXtreme MIL-STD-1553 Cards
8/27/2010  1 comment
DDC offers an all-in-one test and analysis solution for all data bus needs.
National Semiconductor's WEBENCH LED Architect
8/27/2010  Post a comment
New tool draws from library of LEDs, drivers and heat sinks to create complete systems
Beckhoff Automation's PC-based Solar Tracking Software
8/26/2010  1 comment
TwinCAT Solar Position Algorithm software library optimizes solar energy harvesting.
Concepts NREC's TurboMatch
8/26/2010  1 comment
Turbocharger Design System software said to be the first commercially available solution that optimally matches a turbocharger design to the specific engine system.
Rockwell Automation Extends Power Range of its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 AC Drives
8/24/2010  1 comment
New high-power drives provide users with expanded application flexibility, advanced diagnostics and easy-access design
Haydon Kerk's New Line of High Output Can Stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuators
8/24/2010  Post a comment
Ideal for precision medical equipment, scientific instrumentation, scanning devices, printing equipment, etc
Isn't There Enough Real Inertia Around?
8/23/2010  Post a comment
Electronic inertia through acceleration feedback improves performance
Prototype Designs: Comparing Additive and Accelerated Conventional Methods
8/23/2010  1 comment
Rapid injection molding and automated CNC machining have closed the gap between the speed and cost savings of additive processes and the ability to produce a fully functional and testable part.
Materials Decisions Critical to New Watch Design
8/23/2010  Post a comment
Devon Works has developed a bold new look for its sports watch. The company's first step toward making this watch a reality was to move beyond the CAD image and develop a highly accurate prototype.
Design Tools Make Their Way to the Cloud
8/23/2010  Post a comment
While the cloud has not widely been floated as a fit for CAD and CAE applications, vendors are now showing early prototypes that could change the way engineers collaborate and tap into massive amounts of compute power.
Recycling Garbage with High-Powered Drives
8/20/2010  Post a comment
Operational and safety control systems connect motors, drives and numerous end devices via industrial Ethernet network to manage complex, continuous flow process used to slow landfill growth.
VFDs: Beyond Fans and Pumps
8/18/2010  Post a comment
Regeneration, power factor correction and common bus applications offer savings.
Electro-Sensors' ST420 Shaft Tachometer
8/13/2010  Post a comment
Delivers plug-and-play, high-accuracy shaft speed monitoring
CROSS' BP Series Proportional Hydraulic Control Valve
8/13/2010  1 comment
Common applications include conveyors, augers, winches, compactors, etc.
Custom Elastomer Conforms to Runner's Gait
8/9/2010  Post a comment
A single polymer elastomer from PolyOne conforms to a runner's weight and gait, and also conforms to tough environmental goals at Brooks Running Shoes.
Cymbet's EnerChip RF Induction Charger EVAL-11 Development Kit
8/4/2010  Post a comment
Kit includes an RF charging transmitter board, a USB cable to power the transmitter board from a PC and an EnerChip CC CBC3150-based receiver board.
Haydon Kerk's Fully Configurable CAD Models for RGS Linear Rail Systems
8/2/2010  Post a comment
Applications include life science equipment, laboratory instrumentation, semiconductor processing equipment ...
AAC's New Circular Wire Rope Isolators
8/2/2010  Post a comment
Feature a low profile for compact military and industrial applications

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