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Mechatronics consolidates driver tasks for safety's sake
A mechatronic approach to integrating driver functions into a single touch screen runs under bundled software.
Ceramic substrates mix copper and thick films
A production technician sets up a screen printer at Remtec's new 30,000 ft2 facility.
Looking at Modulation TransferFunctions For Machine Vision
When a machine-vision system doesn't perform as expected, the reason may be improper imaging optics.
Looking At Modulation Transfer Functions For Machine Vision
When a machine-vision system doesn?t perform as expected, the reason may be improper imaging optics.
Cluster tools speed semiconductor processing
A new semiconductor manufacturing system composed of multiple process components cuts two years off the time normally needed to develop the control equipment.
Fiber-optic link delivers clean signals in "dirty" factories
By swapping conventional cables for a noise-resistant fiber-optic bus adapter, a control console destined for a noisy factory can be located closer to its associated paint machine.
Vacuum Tubes to ICs: What’s Next?
I’ve read numerous articles this year that recall significant technology developments of the 1900s, obviously because we are (at least by popular reckoning) at the end of the century and sitting on the threshold of the next millennium
No Magic Needed to Levitate Rotors
Process-equipment manufacturers continually look for faster, better, and less-expensive ways to manufacture semiconductor wafers
How to Select Data-Acquisition Systems for Mechanical Testing
Data-acquisition systems have never been easier to use, now that all signal-conditioning circuits are provided and the integrated software needs no
A Refresher Course in Control Theory
This short course in control systems takes a fresh look at Bode plots and open-loop analysis that define system stability more completely than classical step-response methods
Ultraminiature Gearmotors Break the 2-mm Barrier
Practical dc motors less than 2mm in diameter require equally tiny gearboxes to deliver useful speed and torque, and a process called LIGA to manufacture them
How to Put the ‘Tronic in Mechatronic Designs
Mechanical products just got easier to convert to mechatronics using a new procedure which highlights block diagrams, flowcharts, and a relatively inexpensive software-development kit
A Simple Way to Size Linear Motors
Sizing a linear motor can be simplified by using equal times for acceleration, velocity, and deceleration
Smart Switches Think of Safety First
Advanced monitor relays and actuators use clever circuits to prevent workers from defeating machine safety switches
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How to Choose the Right Control Method for VFDs
How to Specify and Apply Precision Gearboxes with Servosystems
3D Printer Incorporates DLP Layered Projection System
Micro Stepper Motors: Key Features and Benefits for Diverse Applications
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