MOTION CONTROL: Motion Controls Robotics Inc. recently launched its redesigned website. The new website features updated content, videos and photos showcasing the various applications the company integrates for its customers including case and bag palletizing, depalletizing, flavored palletizing, container handling, SUBTA bottle unloading, descrambler and case packing, warehouse automation, pallet dispensing, blister pack loading and automatic guided vehicles and carts. Additional applications include assembly, machine tending, arc welding, material removal, vision integration and engineering services. Motion Controls Robotics will keep content fresh on its website by adding new videos and updated blog entries on a regular basis.
The website features a case studies and testimonials area so visitors can learn more about how Motion Controls Robotics works with its customers to develop successful robotic systems. The website also features a database of used/refurbished robots that are available for purchase from Motion Controls Robotics for a cost effective robotic solution. Manufacturers can also view an online catalog of service options and spare parts.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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