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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in April 2011
Automation and Control Video Blog April 20, 2011
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Design News Editorial Director David Greenfield recounts a few highlights from his visit to B&R Automation's headquarters in Egglesburg, Austria.
Automation and Control Video Blog - April 12, 2011
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A review of Hannover Fair 2011 by Design News Editorial Director David Greenfield covering nearly everything from the robotic seagulls to the ever-present currywurst.
Automation and Control Video Blog April 7, 2011
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Hybrid electric-pneumatic robotic system developed using Bosch Rexroth’s Easy Handling system.
Automation and Control Video Blog - April 5, 2011
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Festo debuts its SmartBird -- which uses hybrid drive (pneumatic and electric) technology as part of a mechatronic approach to simulating bird flight.




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