August 17, 1998 Design News
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drive production-line design
Fieldbus and PC technology deliver agile manufacturing.
By John Lewis
to support factories from afar
Remote development, maintenance, and reporting are simplified
using TPC/IP, Ethernet, and Windows 95/NT networking
technologies. By Gorden E. Presher, Jr.
starters avoid hard knocks controlling ac motors
Providing smooth, steepless acceleration, soft starters
fill gap between full voltage starting and inverters.
By Curtis Litten
Productivity Kit: Power Transmission
Power transmission applications, problem solving and
products. By Charles J. Murray
servomotor turns electric spindle
Flux reduction via microprocessor control permits economic
operation. By David J. Bak
Bridge design spans product design
Prizm shines from safety design
Flash devices add capacity
The shock with a brain
Alpha survives merger
Semiconductor roadmap gains speed
This pump runs dry
Drive technology stops sagging
Direct injection fuels a market
Data acquisition system cuts test time
Mergers fuel middle-management comeback
Small aircraft take flight with CAD
Multi-wave motor, machine vision, dual-diameter coupling,
Late developments that shape engineering
Technical news from the nation's capital
Manufacturing relies on trust. By Paul E. Teague
Senior Regional Technical Editor Charles
J. Murray reviews noteworthy drive products.
Design for survival
Servo motor technology meets today's automation challenges
New life for old product
your fingers do the computing
address complex DVD needs
pump offers high speed operation
bus chip makes bus design easier
encompasses hall sensor function
auxiliary PID loop controls tension
Letters to the
Readers state their views
New pulley no 98-pound weakling
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