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Content tagged with Automation & Motion Control posted in March 2011
3-D Mice Break Into the Mainstream
3/31/2011  1 comment
3Dconnexion launches 3DxWare 10, a driver platform that lets 3-D mice be used with any application.
Embedded Wireless Monitoring
3/31/2011  1 comment
New Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) gateway and measurement nodes extend communication and measurement capabilities for monitoring applications.
Siemens Launches Online Game
3/31/2011  1 comment
Plantville, the new online game from Siemens, challenges players to optimize operations and production design at three manufacturing plants.
Instrumentation Operates at 210C
3/29/2011  Post a comment
New class of electronics helps designers overcome extremes in high temperature drilling, engine and space exploration applications.
Smarter Baggage Handling
3/29/2011  1 comment
Airport stretches capacity to 70 million bags per year using robotic automation system.
Autodesk Launches 2012 Lineup
3/25/2011  Post a comment
In addition to enhancements across a host of areas, the new Autodesk Product Design Suite and AutoCAD 2012 families have been architected to create an integrated experience and make it easier to access multiple products.
Miniature Reflective Encoder
3/23/2011  Post a comment
Highly-integrated, small-footprint modules offer built-in interpolator for high-resolution motion feedback.
New Technology Aims to Capture Engineering Expertise
3/22/2011  Post a comment
Process Data Monitor reportedly integrates with existing HMI/SCADA, DCS and historian solutions through  native interfaces and industry standards such as OPC.
Dassault Systèmes Extends Digital Footprint With Intercim Acquisition
3/21/2011  Post a comment
Addition of manufacturing operations management software to DELMIA suite delivers digital continuity from engineering to factory operations.
SERCOS Energy Specification Released
3/8/2011  Post a comment
Application layer profile uses Ethernet communications to reduce industrial energy usage.
Image-Based Barcode Readers
3/8/2011  Post a comment
Vision-System-On-Chip technology achieves new level of read rates and processing throughput to outperform laser scanners in high speed applications.
ODVA Update: Wireless Trends and Viability
3/8/2011  Post a comment
Why device designers should seriously consider moving to the 802.11n standard and the types of industrial applications where wireless makes the most sense from a business and end-use standpoint.
Intel Platform Boosts Entry-Level Workstation Performance For CAD
3/7/2011  Post a comment
New Xeon E3-1200 platform combines professional graphics technology and high-performance microprocessors on a single chip to rev up 2-D and 3-D CAD applications.
FCC Gives Nod to ANSYS' FEM Simulation Method
3/4/2011  Post a comment
HFSS£ software can now be tapped to prove that a biomedical device transmitter design meets FCC standards.
Miniature Timing Belt
3/2/2011  1 comment
Transmission belt with 53 mm pitch length used for paper media transfer application.
Prototyping Your Way Out of a Mess
3/1/2011  Post a comment
Whether it's in an industrial, office or home setting, until the world goes totally wireless, dealing with tangles of cords will be a reality of modern life. Designer Micah Maraia created a way to more quickly unravel the mess of cords in your life.

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