Mary Gannon

Twisting and turning on the track
It's not the tallest or the fastest roller coaster in the world, but it just may be the most fun, thanks in part to the linear synchronous motors that
Robots invade Georgia Dome
More than 300 robots entered the ring April 12 to 14 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to compete in the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of
Pneumatics on the upswing
Whoosh. Whoosh. The sound, accompanied by a high-pitched shriek as cables move rapidly upon a cable loop system, is somewhat reminiscent of that made
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ODVA expands network technologies for CIPs
ODVA, Tokyo, developed Project CipNet SA, a network for simple sensors and actuators, which uses the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP).
Soft ride A new line of oversized PCV heat shrinkable tubing prevents scratches and protects fragile products as they move over rollers, frames, and machine
Good things come in modular packages
Three studies published by ARC Advisory Group outline the benefits of modular-packaging machine design. The reports show how automation practitioners
Variable frequency drives manage shear rates
Efficiently and reliably managing the shear rate of its high-speed, in-line mixers and high-shear colloid mixers is crucial to Bematek Systems Inc., Beverly,
PTDA news roundup
More than 830 people attended the PTDA 2005 Industry Summit Oct. 18 to 20 at Bally's Las Vegas. Attendance was the highest since 2000, with a 20% increase
Building engineers one robot at a time
AutomationDirect, Cumming, Ga., sponsored the Forsyth Alliance team's entry into the 14th Annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Let's give a hand to the winners
The 2005 Mini manus Online Plastic Bearing Design Contest winners have been named. Manus aims to educate the industry on the merits of plastic as a viable
PTDA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) welcomed six new distributors to its membership roster, including: Aztec
In the age of robotics, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
It was literally the dawn of a new day on October 8, as five teams crossed the finish line in the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Grand
A step closer to superconductivity
Metal Oxide Technologies (MetOx), Houston, partnered with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in a cooperative research and
Nanohelix structure builds nanoscale piezoelectric devices
A previously unknown zinc-oxide nanostructure could provide a new building block for creating nanometer-scale sensors, transducers, resonators and other
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