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Oct 11, 2013
Cables for Aerospace
What are important considerations when choosing a cable for my application? How do I ensure the cable will maintain accurate performance over time?...
Oct 1, 2013
Hydraulic Safety Screens
What are safety screens? What’s the difference between safety screens and filters?...
Sep 26, 2013
Motion Control Amplifiers
What’s a motion control amplifier? What components go into a motion system? Are motion control amplifiers analog or digital? How do you spec a motion amplifier?...
Sep 10, 2013
Selecting Specialty Cable
How do I independently specify a cable for my project? How does the application affect the configuration of the specialty cable?...
Aug 29, 2013
3D Printing Services
What is the difference between a 3D printing service bureau and a 3D printing community? How are services generally procured in a 3D printing community?...
Aug 26, 2013
What factors should be considered when selecting an industrial power supply? Do mounting techniques affect supply operation? What affects the operating life of a power supply?...
Aug 21, 2013
Selecting the Correct Hose Coupling
What are some of the risks of not using the proper couplings? What are key considerations in selecting safe and effective couplings?...
Aug 14, 2013
Manufacturers apply the term “closed-loop stepper” to a wide array of controls. Here, we’ll spell out how the three most common...
Aug 7, 2013
Machining Metal Prototypes
Why should engineers consider machined-metal prototype parts? How does it compare to other prototyping processes?...
Jul 16, 2013
What is a smart machine? What components typically go into a smart machine? Why is the smart machine concept important for motion control?...
Jun 21, 2013
Thermal Gap Pads
What are Gap Pads? How do you pick a Gap Pad for a particular application? What physical qualities are important for Gap Pads?...
Jun 3, 2013
FAQs: Common questions about level sensors
What’s a tuning fork sensor? What are alternative inexpensive level sensing technologies?...
May 29, 2013
Brushless Motors and Gearheads
Can brushless DC motors withstand industrial environments? Can brushless DC motors and gearmotors run on batteries?...
Apr 17, 2013
What are the benefits of parametric modeling?...
Apr 16, 2013
What is a direct-tension threaded fastener?...
Mar 25, 2013
What are smart sensors? What are some of the benefits of using......
Mar 4, 2013
Curious about how ultraviolet curing works and......
Jan 24, 2013
Learn which encoder will work best for your mechanical device....
Jan 15, 2013
Design FAQ: Stainless Steel
There's much to consider when choosing the right valve for your next application...
Jan 14, 2013
Safety and regulatory issues for optocouplers
Confused about the differences between isolated withstand voltage and working voltage?...
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