Design FAQs http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8200/more en Smart Sensing http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smart-sensing-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Watlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are Smart Sensors? What are some of the benefits of using smart sensors? Do smart sensors need more or less...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smart-sensing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smart-sensing-0#comments Design FAQs Sensors Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:41:00 +0000 47831 at http://machinedesign.com Flexible Bellows Couplings http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/flexible-bellows-couplings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Servometer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2015/03/servometer-200.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 42px; float: right;" />What does a flexible bellows coupling do? 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What is the typical efficiency of a hydraulic system? What are the problems when flow is fixed?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/hydraulic-load-sensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/hydraulic-load-sensing#comments Design FAQs Hydraulics Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:21:00 +0000 47451 at http://machinedesign.com PLCs Over Microcontrollers http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/plcs-over-microcontrollers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Unitronics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PLCs are fairly old-school, why use them over a microcontroller based option? Can UniStream connect with smartphones and tablets? 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