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Understanding Tactile Sensors and How They Can Make Design Come to Life
Pressure Profile Systems 

While pressure and force sensors are ubiquitous in current designs, the more-niche subset of tactile pressure sensing is quickly emerging as a technology in a variety of fields. By quantifying the subjective sense of touch, tactile pressure sensors are enabling the design and development of potentially disruptive new products. This white paper will provide a basic overview of the technology and identify current applications as well as future opportunities for tactile pressure sensors.
White paper: Monitoring and Managing Factory Energy Use to Improve Operational Efficiency and Reduce Costs
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. 

Energy prices are on the rise due to many factors, including utilities’ capacity issues, energy supply uncertainty, environmental regulations, aging energy grids, and competition for available energy supplies. Most organizations, therefore, perceive energy bills as a cost they must bear, rather than one that can be managed. Learn how to control your energy costs and develop a competitive advantage through energy management with this whitepaper from Mitsubishi Electric.
White paper: Epoxies for Space Applications

Master Bond, Inc. 

Low outgassing epoxies ensure reliable space applications.
White paper: Food Safety: Food Quality Through High Compressed Air Quality

Did you know that compressed air is not clean by nature? Read more about food safety in the latest whitepaper focusing on food quality through high compressed air quality.
White paper: Function Integration Saves Time All Around

In machine building, the scale and the technical complexity of automated systems is constantly increasing. This white paper explores the growing trend toward function integration in machine and system building, application examples of function integration, key factors when selecting an integrated automation platform and more.
White paper: Rules of Actuator and Guide Alignment in Linear Motion Systems

Premature wear, erratic motion and early system failures are signs your linear motion system is not functioning to the best of its potential. Learn how to optimize the alignment of the linear guide and actuator and improve system performance.
White paper: Production Floor Trends: Justiying Additive Manufacturing through Jigs and Fixtures

For designers, engineers, and product managers additive manufacturing systems are invaluable. This paper addresses justifying the cost of additive manufacturing through jigs and fixtures.
White paper: Simplifying Power Added Efficiency Testing


In most envelope tracking power added efficiency (PAE) test setups, multiple instruments must be used to measure RF, voltage, and current. The Agilent Technologies 8990B peak power analyzer provides an alternative setup which allows power added efficiency testing to be done on a single instrument. Download now.

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