Sensors http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8241/more en Robot Uses Optic Sensors to Pick the Ripest Tomato http://machinedesign.com/sensors/robot-uses-optic-sensors-pick-ripest-tomato <div class="field-deck"> A robot's sensitivity to small textural details, softness, and other tactile features relies, in part, on the performance of its sensors. These optic sensors from Cornell are 3D printed for easy manufacturing, and provide a quick response to external stimuli for force control and softness detection. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sensitivity of a robot to feel small textural details, softness, and other tactile features relies highly on the integrity of its sensors.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/robot-uses-optic-sensors-pick-ripest-tomato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/robot-uses-optic-sensors-pick-ripest-tomato#comments Robotics Sensors News Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:20:00 +0000 68711 at http://machinedesign.com Use Existing Data to Optimize IIoT Sensor Deployment http://machinedesign.com/iot/use-existing-data-optimize-iiot-sensor-deployment <div class="field-byline"> Marcia Elaine Walker and Bill Roberts, SAS Institute </div> <div class="field-deck"> In 2017, many companies will deploy IoT systems. Here are some ideas on how you can use your current data to get started. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 2017, many companies will deploy IoT systems. Here are some ideas on how you can use your current data to get started.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/use-existing-data-optimize-iiot-sensor-deployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/use-existing-data-optimize-iiot-sensor-deployment#comments Engineering Essentials IoT Sensors Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:09:00 +0000 68461 at http://machinedesign.com Simplify Embedded System Design With CompactRIO: The Ultimate Multipurpose Controller http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/simplify-embedded-system-design-compactrio-ultimate-multipurpose-controller <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designing control and I/O systems for industrial machinery and advanced equipment is no small task. Design teams must...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/simplify-embedded-system-design-compactrio-ultimate-multipurpose-controller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/simplify-embedded-system-design-compactrio-ultimate-multipurpose-controller#comments White Papers Mechanical Drives Motion Control Motors/Drives Sensors Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:58:00 +0000 59911 at http://machinedesign.com Control Design Guide for Next-Generation Machines http://machinedesign.com/iot/control-design-guide-next-generation-machines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Control Design Guide for Smart Machines White Paper explains the challenges machine builders face today and...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/control-design-guide-next-generation-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/control-design-guide-next-generation-machines#comments White Papers IoT Mechanical Drives Motion Control Motors/Drives Sensors Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:29:00 +0000 57211 at http://machinedesign.com The Continued Symbiosis of Computer Modeling and Physical Testing http://machinedesign.com/sensors/continued-symbiosis-computer-modeling-and-physical-testing <div class="field-deck"> Without better integration between computer models and physical testing, organizations will be overly dependent on computer simulations for design, which can lead to costly product recalls or product failures. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Without better integration between computer models and physical testing, organizations will be overly dependent on computer simulations for design. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/continued-symbiosis-computer-modeling-and-physical-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/continued-symbiosis-computer-modeling-and-physical-testing#comments Contributing Technical Experts Sensors Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:58:00 +0000 68151 at http://machinedesign.com Wahyu b. Pratomo Selecting a Sensor Communication Protocol http://machinedesign.com/sensors/selecting-sensor-communication-protocol <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are my choices for connecting sensors? When is EtherNet/IP™ a better choice? When would IO-Link</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/selecting-sensor-communication-protocol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/selecting-sensor-communication-protocol#comments Design FAQs Sensors Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:48:00 +0000 67741 at http://machinedesign.com Force Sensors in Robotic Design http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From the operating room to the manufacturing floor, the robotic industry continues to grow and mature. As demand for...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design#comments White Papers Robotics Sensors Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:12:00 +0000 66711 at http://machinedesign.com Improving Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper explores the exciting new trend toward designing smart medical devices that provide critical force feedback to eliminate guesswork, improve outcomes, and increase consistency. Technical</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology#comments White Papers Sensors Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 34471 at http://machinedesign.com Tekscan Force Sensors for Design http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper provides insights into various force sensing technologies including a comparison of load cells, piezoresistive</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design#comments White Papers Sensors Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 34481 at http://machinedesign.com Sensors Are Essential To Be IIoT- and IoT-Competitive http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/sensors-are-essential-be-iiot-and-iot-competitive <div class="field-byline"> Bradford L. Goldense </div> <div class="field-deck"> Sensors of all types and sizes will be needed to generate the source data upon which the IoT’s intelligence will largely be built. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It has become clear to many this past year that the predictions of the speed at which the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Internet of Things (IoT) will develop will prove truer than not...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/sensors-are-essential-be-iiot-and-iot-competitive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/sensors-are-essential-be-iiot-and-iot-competitive#comments Contributing Technical Experts IoT Sensors Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:54:00 +0000 67221 at http://machinedesign.com