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Content posted in February 2011
Automation and Control Video Blog - #2
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Design News' editorial director David Greenfield discusses the extreme environment found within energy efficient engines and how critical engine components are being tested to withstand such operating environments.
Automation and Control Video Blog
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2/18/2011  Post a comment
Design News' editorial director David Greenfield explains the design of the portable Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) system from Windlift.
Switch and Hits for Nathan
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2/17/2011  Post a comment
DualVee® Washdown Linear Guide Wheel
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2/16/2011  Post a comment
Bishop-Wisecarver offers stainless steel washdown guide wheels with FDA approved grease. Sealed and shielded for added protection.
Duplex Track System with Center Chain Drive
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2/16/2011  Post a comment
This durable and highly stable duplex track system from Bishop-Wisecarver by HepcoMotion is capable of withstanding high loads, and is available complete with special chain and scroll drive system.
Custom Linked Carriage System With Screw Drive
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2/16/2011  Post a comment
Bogie carriages linked by adjustable connecting rods include rollers that engage with a drive screw, creating intermittent or continuous motion.
AS-Interface Modules Use Connect and Done Technology
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2/14/2011  Post a comment
Animation shows how Connect & Done technology from Pepperl+Fuchs can be used to eliminate mounting I/O modules in many applications.
GF 180: Tic Tack Cubed
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
Guidelok Slimline
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
New Cable Carrier Systems Eliminates Need for Troughs
800 Test Points
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
800 Test Points
DryLin N Linear Guides
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
Low-profile Linear Guide Systems
Nucor Refines Steel Recycling Using NI Hardware and Software
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
Using hardware and software from National Instruments, Nucor developed a variety of automation systems that have greatly reduced the amount of electricity used and eliminated potential safety issues at its Marion, Ohio facility.
Robot Vehicle Can Read Terrain and Adjust
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2/9/2011  Post a comment
Watch this versatile robot as it maneuvers around obstacles. It's every kid's dream.




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