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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in September 2010
Patent Basics for Design Engineers
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9/29/2010  Post a comment
As a design engineer, you work on the cutting edge of new technologies and new products. It is therefore important to be knowledgeable about not just patents, but other forms of intellectual property as well, such a trademarks, logos and brands.
R+W America's New Torque Limiter
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9/28/2010  Post a comment
The SL Series, allows for a rapid and automatic recovery from torque overload even in the most advanced drive technology.
3-D Printers versus 3-D Production Systems
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9/23/2010  1 comment
10 distinguishing factors to help design engineers select a system
LynuxWorks' LynxSecure 4.0 Support for New Intel Embedded Platforms
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9/22/2010  Post a comment
LynxSecure offers multi-operating system support that takes advantage of Intel's new embedded quad-core Core i7 processors.
AutomationDirect Extends Pneumatics Product Line
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9/22/2010  1 comment
NITRA line now includes several new series of products to help meet a broad range of pneumatic air supply pressure regulation and filtration applications.
Retrofits for Aging Extrusion Lines
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9/21/2010  Post a comment
Redesigning a decades-old flexible food packaging control system with new drives and motor technology enables a 20 percent production boost.
Companies Make the Case for PackML as Industry Standard
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9/21/2010  1 comment
Industry leaders' drive toward measuring overall equipment effectiveness spurs adoption of common programming approach and machine state initiative.
LEM's Energy Meter/Transducer Combination
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9/21/2010  1 comment
Single-phase energy meter meets all current and proposed standards for onboard rail-traction energy monitoring.
Online Prototype Ordering for 24-Hour Shipment
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9/21/2010  Post a comment
Online ordering system offers quick turnaround for off-the-shelf and customized prototypes.
Software Package Speeds Development and Commissioning
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9/21/2010  Post a comment
Kollmorgen Automation Suite maximizes productivity of automated modular paper processing machine.
High-Speed Pouching Saves Time and Energy
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9/20/2010  Post a comment
IEC-61131-3 programming approach drives the design of the latest generation of vertical form-fill-seal machines.
Designing with Multi-axis Load Cell Sensors
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9/10/2010  Post a comment
Custom projects often require customized sensors based on the environment in which they will be used. Thorough understanding of a project's mechanical, electrical and instrumentation requirements are key to making the right sensor choice.
B&B Launches Zlinx Xtreme Outdoor-Rated Wireless I/O Modules & Radio Modems for Industrial Wire Replacement Applications
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9/8/2010  1 comment
P2P & P2MP wireless communications for serial or sensor data in harsh environments.
TURCK's Absolute Miniature Encoders
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9/8/2010  Post a comment
2430 shaft and 2440 hollow shaft miniature encoders now available in absolute versions
Beckhoff's BK9053 PROFINET Bus Coupler
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9/7/2010  Post a comment
Connects PROFINET RT to the modularly extendable Bus Terminal system via a backplane connection
DFMA Takes a Back-to-Basics Product Simplification Strategy to Cut Costs
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9/7/2010  Post a comment
Design for Assembly and Manufacture tool is helping companies create more efficient designs that, on average, cut part counts in half and can knock up to 50 percent off production costs.
Rockwell Automation's New Servo Drive
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9/3/2010  Post a comment
Allen-Bradley Kinetix 3 component servo drive provides a solution for machines requiring less than 1.5 kW




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