HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Automation & Motion Control
Analysis
Rob Spiegel

Blog
Engineers Just Love Team-Building Exercises
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
12/23/2014  16
Don McMillan is at it again. The engineer-turned-comic offers his take on a team-building exercise in which an engineering team is pitted against teams from marketing and sales.

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Two Big Lessons to Be Learned From the Sony Hack
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
12/22/2014  23
The cyber attack on Sony Corp. was stunning not just in the breadth of the hackers' reach into Sony's assets, but also in Sony's wide-open vulnerabilities. Given Sony's blatant ...

Design News Staff

Gadget Freak
Gadget Freak of the Year Reader Vote: Round 4
Design News Staff
12/22/2014  5
It was a very tight race in Round 3 of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest, sponsored by Allied Electronics, but one project came out on top, by the skin of its teeth, ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Santa’s Production Facility - a Detailed View
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
12/19/2014  20
To get into the Christmas spirit, here are some views of Santa's toy and candy factory. In Santa Claus mythology, the workshop or factory is a sprawling commune located at the North ...

Sylvie Barak

Blog
The Gift of Mobility: Tech Gives Dog & Tortoise New Ways to Get Around
Sylvie Barak, Contributing Writer
12/19/2014  9
Thanks to 3D printing and some custom-made prosthetic limbs, one lucky dog has learned new tricks, specifically the ability to run.

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3D Printing Water-Based, Biodegradable Composites - with Robots!
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
12/19/2014  4
OK, I think that headline includes all the topics I write about plus my faves: biodegradable and composite materials, plus robotic and 3D printing assembly technologies. What more ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Parasite Drones Will Suck Up City CO2, Give It Back to Plants
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
12/18/2014  24
We've told you about drones and flying robots that do everything from delivering medical equipment for first responders, to rescuing people after a disaster, to inspecting planes ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Investment in Equipment Grows As U.S. Manufacturing Booms
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
12/17/2014  1
Looks like U.S. manufacturers are finally beginning open their purses to invest in capital equipment. According to internal research presented by John Zegers, director of the ...

Features

Robots Are Everywhere
11/26/2014
 6
Robots are moving out of their traditional industrial manufacturing environment. You’ll now find robots doing assembly side-by-side with humans, working in a wide range of warehouse duties, and moving up and down the halls of healthcare facilities. Best of all, the cost of robots is coming down.

Low-Power Wireless for the IIoT
11/25/2014
 0
Low-power wireless networking can extend the network edge and improve uptime to support the Industrial Internet of Things.

System Integration & Small Electric Actuators
10/28/2014
 0
As the industry has grown and adapted to the various types of automation and motion control solutions, achieving the desired result with the least cost and effort on behalf of the user has always been the top priority.

Accuracy & Repeatability in Linear Motion Systems
10/17/2014
 0
With linear systems moving to higher precision operation, it’s important to understand how actuator performance factors into new system design.

Innovations in BLDC Motor Driver ICs
10/16/2014
 0
This article will explain how advances in integrated BLDC drivers featuring on-chip commutation considerably reduce BLDC motor control cost and development time.

COTS Mobile Devices in Automation
10/15/2014
 0
The emergence of mobile devices in the factory presents a technology advantage using low-cost consumer electronics.

5 Factors That Will Drive ROI for Food/Beverage Manufacturers
9/24/2014
 0
These important industry trends affect your plant’s ROI now -- and into the future.

Interactive Packaging Adds Digital User Experience to Consumer Products
9/8/2014
 4
Examples of interactive packaging include wireless sensors and technology on food packages that can let you know the item's expiration date, as well as similar technology on medicines with dosage and other safety and health information.

Automation & Motion Control
Gadget Freak Case # 265: Propane – ...
This project is an experiment in generating supersonic ...
Gadget Freak Case # 264: Drink Delivery ...
The DDV-IP is an inverted pendulum driving machine. The ...
CUI AMT Encoder: Digi-Key Another Geek ...
Watch as Digi-Key’s Reid Landsrud pushes CUI’s AMT encoder ...
Motor/Gearhead Extend Applications
Micromo is pushing its components into some innovative and ...
Piezo Motor With Integrated Encoder
The new LR-17 rotary motor, offered with an integrated ...
FemtoFET™: Smallest MOSFET
TI's Rich Nowakowski discusses the industry’s smallest, ...
LDC1000: A Revolution in Sensing
David introduces the world's first inductance-to-digital ...
High-Brightness LEDs
Safely drive high-brightness LEDs with TI's LM3466 ...
WEBENCH Automotive Overview
Surinder demonstrates how simple the WEBENCH® Automotive ...
Micromo’s Piezo Legs Caliper Motor
Customers can get higher resolution from a scalable motor. ...
Micromo 8 & 10mm Brushless Motors
In a tiny package, they supply a high amount of torque and ...
Ford Showcases Its First Plug-in Hybrid
The technical choices that Ford made on its new C-Max ...
Tesla's Model S Nears Production
Khobi Brooklyn of Tesla Motors talks about the advantages ...
Voyager Belt Actuator Lengths up to 6 ...
50mm wide steel reinforced belt and 20mm profile rail and ...
TechnoMod XYZ Gantry System Is a ...
Complete 3-axis automation platform with controller, I/O, ...
ICP Gantry Robot Is a Complete Desktop ...
This compact, low-cost gantry robot is great for testing, ...
Rotary Movements With Energy Chain ...
Watch rotary movements with energy chain cable carriers.
Iglide Plastic Bushings in Palletizer
Watch igus's iglide plastic bushings in action in an ...
Iglide Plastic Bushings in Bicycles
Learn how igus's iglide plastic bushings are used in ...
Phil Hester Talks Advanced Software
National Instruments VP of R&D Phil Hester provides a ...
Message Boards
Partner Zone
First Stop
Gadget Freak of the Year Reader Vote: Round 4
Voting in Round 4 of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open.
Gadget Freak of the Year Reader Vote: Round 3
Voting in Round 3 of our annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest is now open.
Get Your 15 Minutes of DIY Fame
If you have a Gadget Freak project, we have a reader who wants to make it. And not only will you ...
Gadget Freak of the Year Reader Vote: Round 2
Last year you helped Design News and Allied Electronics crown its first-ever Gadget Freak of the ...
Gadget Freak of the Year: Did You Vote Yet?
There is less than a week left to vote in Round 1 of our second-annual Gadget Freak of the Year ...
Autodesk Makes Design Software Free for ...
As part of its commitment to STEAM education, Autodesk has expanded its offering to provide ...
President Obama Asks You and Your Kids to Try ...
As part of Computer Science Education Week, Code.org is asking students of all ages to try their ...
What Reality Will You Make?
Cal Poly students use 3D printing to take flight -- and pass their class.
Video: German Kids Can Build Better LEGO Robots
Google has teamed up with the German research institute Fraunhofer IAIS to develop and offer ...
Slideshow: Makers Decorate White House for ...
The ornaments will be the result of the first-ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge, a ...
Writers Are Getting 3D Printing Wrong
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Where Rubber Meets the Bike Rack
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Welding Gun Not So 'New & Improved'
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
The Washer Suffered from Planned Obsolescence
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Dryer Dies Due to a 12-Cent Resistor
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Balancing Efficiency and Comfort in a Ford
Building a prototype of a car is a tough way to find the optimal balance between efficiency and ...
The Singing Telephone Switch
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Sherlock Ohms Discovers the Backward ICs
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
The Challenge of Designing a 1- to 4-Way ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Malfunctioning Fridge Causes Meltdown
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 12 - 16, Programmable Logic - How do they do that?
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Quick Poll
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service