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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in October 2011
Selecting Controllers for Brushless DC Motors
News 
10/31/2011  2 comments
Depending on the application, a designer has many variables to consider when selecting controllers for brushless DC motors.
Case Study: Gearing Up to Improve Analytical Instruments
News 
10/27/2011  5 comments
Bruker AXS makes a move to brass worm gear sets for its analytical diffractometers to improve optic performance and overall equipment life.
Design News Radio Talks Automation Software
News 
10/24/2011  1 comment
The plant has become a video game. Design News Radio explores developments in automation software.
Case Study: Automated Patient Transfer Device
News 
10/20/2011  6 comments
Nurses face the daily challenge of caring for an overweight population, which leads to debilitating injuries. A motorized lateral transfer device allows even the smallest nurse to move a heavy patient.
National Instruments Adds Vision & Motion Hardware
Product News 
10/19/2011  1 comment
National Instruments has added a reconfigurable vision tools and a motion module for the NI CompactRIO platform.
Smart Sensor Connectivity Gets IO-Link Boost
News 
10/13/2011  4 comments
Point-to-point protocol simplifies configuration, expands diagnostics, and provides an effective, intelligent method for smart sensor communications.
Are Hydraulics the Way to Improve Machine Efficiency?
News 
10/12/2011  5 comments
Hydraulics can be a more efficient power source compared to electric motors.
Electric Supercharger Provides Boost for Gas & Diesel Engines
News 
10/7/2011  14 comments
Electric motor-driven supercharger runs independent of engine speed, providing maximum horsepower boost and allowing engines to be sized smaller and to provide better fuel efficiency.
HeartLander Surgical Robot Inches Closer to Reality
News 
10/6/2011  8 comments
An inchworm-like device can operate laparoscopically on a beating heart.




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