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posted in July 2008
OLED programmable switches deliver lower power consumption, faster response
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
NKK Switches deliver OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay high-resolution programmable devices for a variety of applications including audio-video broadcast workstations, industrial control panels, medical equipment and communications systems.
Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive - Part 2: Permanent-Magnet Brush Motors
Design How-To  
7/29/2008   1 comment
Learn more about the electrical and mechanical characteristics of permanent-magnet brush motors, as well as methods used in their control and their strengths and weaknesses in Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Control System Design Guide."
ZF Electronics to acquire Cherry Corporation
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
ZF Friedrichshafen AG is further expanding its position as a worldwide automotive supplier for driveline and chassis technology, through its intended acquisition of the Cherry Corporation.
Radio-ready enclosure provides turnkey solution for industrial wireless installations
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Phoenix Contact has introduced a radio-ready NEMA 4X enclosure that simplifies the installation of industrial wireless radio modems and small RTU devices.
Practical considerations for capacitive touchscreen system design (Part 1 of 2)
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Projected-capacitance touchscreens require careful consideration of mechanical design, substrate selection and user interface design; here are some very practical tips
High schoolers get First taste of engineering challenges
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The First for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (First) Robotics Competition immerses high-school students in the engineering realities of meeting project objectives while coping with trade-offs, timelines and constraints.
Bustronic upgrades 5-slot ATCA backplane
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Bustronic upgrades its 5-slot ATCA backplane with a new shelf manager interconnect scheme.
Dancing robots - this is a MUST SEE!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
7/25/2008   Post a comment
In which we discover a robot fish, a bicycle-riding robot, some fighting robots, and some amazing dancing robots!
Signal relay delivers 7.5A maximum switching current
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Panasonic Electric Works has developed a high current version TX relay for thermostat applications that has 7.5A maximum switching current for inductive loads rated at 100,000 operations.
Pleo evolves on four legs and two ARMs
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Following in the pawprints of the Sony Aibo, released in June 1999, the Ugobe Pleo dinosaur pet robot is the most recent incarnation of a learning and evolving personal robotic toy.
ALPS Electric : SMD potentiometer suits automotive use
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
With the RK119 series, ALPS Electric offers a family of 11 mm metal shaft potentiometers. The surface-mountable devices are available in a wide selection with or without center-push switch.
All-in-one potentiometer switch saves panel space
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Electro-Mech has introduced a potentiometer switch that offers both rotary and push-on momentary functionality for maximum operation control.
Rocker switch, panel indicators are IP67 panel sealed
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Elektron-Arcolectric has introduced an IP67 panel-sealed rocker switch and panel indicators.
Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive - Part 1: Basic Magnetics and Motor Control Overview
Design How-To  
7/22/2008   1 comment
Brush up on control system design with a review of basic magnetics, the motor control system elements, and electric servomotors in Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Control System Design Guide."
Sealed micro switches
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The new sealed micro switches series MP64 extend the wide product range of Greatecs. These micro switches offered in numerous varieties are now available in protection class IP67.
Efficient speed control for pumps and fans
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The new Beckhoff KL2791 Bus Terminal enables direct connection of single-phase AC motors up to 100W. In this way, the speed of capacitor, universal and shaded-pole motors can be reduced.
Elma launches Blu!Box MicroTCA chassis
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Elma Electronic has introduced the Blu!Box MicroTCA 19-inch rackmount system in a 5U height.
Fan/heat sink combo cools low-profile ICs
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Jaro Thermal has introduced a 52 x 52 x 12-mm Neon series fan/heat sink combination that delivers high performance with a low profile.
AMC air baffle/filler boards improve thermal performance
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
Elma Electronic has introduced AMC boards that act as an air baffle and filler panel for empty slots in MicroTCA chassis.
Fan trays available with three or six fan options
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
Verotec Ltd. has extended its range of 19-inch standard fan trays with two new models. An eight-inch (250 mm) deep unit is available with three fans and a 14-inch (350mm) deep unit comes with six fans.
Use fast-diode MOSFETs to slash losses in FOC motor control
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
MOSFETs with fast-recovery diodes can cut switching losses by 65 percent in field-oriented control, 3-phase motor applications.
Use microphone arrays for background acoustic noise suppression in portable devices--Part II
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
There is much value in improving the speech signal to background acoustic noise ratio. This two-part article explains the basic principle of using a microphone array for background acoustic noise suppression in a voice communications system. Here's Part II of the series, complete with example.
Micro-mini detect switch features top and side actuation
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7/9/2008   Post a comment
C&K Components has developed a series of micro-miniature, surface-mount detect switches with top and side actuation for consumer electronics, medical devices and ATCA hot-swapping applications.
Harting plans to expand its presence in Switzerland
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7/9/2008   Post a comment
As part of its worldwide expansion, Harting Technology Group plans to substantially enlarge its development and production capacities at its Swiss plant in Biel.
Robots vs. Man (and other Robots)
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
7/8/2008   Post a comment
Three recent events pitted robots and AI against humans, and other robots. While humans didn't fare so well, all of these events bode well for future advances in automation and control.
Robots aim to top humans at air hockey
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7/8/2008   Post a comment
First, a supercomputer beats a chess master. Then, an artificial intelligence program deals defeat to a poker champion. Next: A robot takes on humans in air hockey.
Use microphone arrays for background acoustic noise suppression in portable devices--Part I
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7/3/2008   Post a comment
There is much value in improving the speech signal to background acoustic noise ratio. This two-part article explains the basic principle of using a microphone array for background acoustic noise suppression in a voice communications system.
Robots: becomes science fiction reality?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
7/3/2008   Post a comment
Nowadays relatively simple robots are working in the factory e.g. welding cars. But the trends in robotics show that sience fiction could became reality in the remote future.


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