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Robot removes kidney
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A robot has for the first time removed a kidney with only a single incision.
5U AdvancedTCA chassis offers full redundancy
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. has upgraded its 5U AdvancedTCA chassis with full redundancy, giving the unit high availability features in a compact horizontal format.
Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Circuit Examples - Part 2: Stepper Motor Controller
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Learn more about prototyping complex robotic and control systems with this look at the design of the circuit and coding for a stepper motor controller for an autonomous submarine project from the "Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Cookbook."
Robot sector hit by slowdown
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Don't look now, but there is a sudden slowdown in the robotics sector.
Taiwan glides into robot market
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Looking for the ''next big thing'' in electronics, Taiwan is moving into a new industry: robotics.
Stewart Connector : RJ modular connectors have an environmentally protective coating
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
A range of RJ11 and RJ45 connectors are offered with EPP-918A (Environmentally Protective Product) coating.
Harting : M12 panel feed-through offers ease of assembly
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
A panel feed-through based on the industry-standard M12 connector is available from Harting.
Designing a low-voltage motor drive
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8/23/2008   2 comments
This tutorial outlines the basic rules for most effectively putting MOSFET gate-drive ICs to work for you
Mini slide switches target low-height board applications
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8/22/2008   Post a comment
C&K Components has developed a family of miniature slide switches designed specifically for applications where height or surface area is restricted.
Maxon Motor : Miniature motor offers top performance/size ratio
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Maxon Motor's EC-powermax motors offer an unprecedented high performance for their size. The new EC-powermax 22 complements the existing 30 mm type.
Yamaichi marketing partner in Denmark
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8/20/2008   Post a comment
Since 1st August 2008, Cabcon A/S is in charge of the marketing for Yamaichi Electronics GmbH in Denmark.
10 good reasons to invest in robots
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
8/19/2008   1 comment
Making the business case for robots: Some PDFs, a video and a Robotic System Value Calculator spreadsheet.
Brazed plate heat exchangers
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Danfoss brazed plate heat exchangers are tailored for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, can be customized for specific application requirements, and offer an environmentally responsible solution for a wide range of applications.
Stop-Start systems on the go
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8/15/2008   1 comment
The demand for "greener" vehicles will trigger a boom for modified starters. Strategy Analytics forecasts high annual growth rates.
EMC enclosure features slim profile, easy assembly
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
Elma Electronic has announced its SlimKit 19-inch EMC enclosure in a 1U height.
Cabinet racks deliver high-end features
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
Bud Industries has introduced two series of upright cabinet racks with all the features associated with high-end 19-inch rack-mounting products.
60-V SSRs claim highest load current capability
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
Clare has released the 60-V LCB716 and LBA716 solid-state relays, aimed at low-voltage appliance and large industrial power distribution markets.
The New Green SupplyLine
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
8/13/2008   Post a comment
Welcome to the new Green SupplyLine - with a focus on opportuntieis in cleantech and green electronics
Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive - Part 4: Brushless PM Motors (conc.)
Design How-To  
8/12/2008   1 comment
Part 4 of this excerpt from the book "Control System Design Guide" continues a look at brushless PM motors with a discussion of DQ and six-step control, a brief look at alternative brushless technologies, and a comparison chart of brush and brushless motors.
Nikola Tesla: Father of Industrial Automation?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
8/12/2008   Post a comment
Inventor/engineer Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) devoted much of his work to the "Art of Teleautomatics" - envisioning the fields of robotics and automation long before they became a practical reality.
NSI : Multi-function keyboard features LED backlighting
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
The NSI 106-key backlit Duralight keyboard has a multi-functional layout with separate numerical- and control keys pads and integrates a large 50-mm industrial trackball.
3-GHz relay debuts in surface-mount configuration
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
The ARS high frequency relay from Panasonic Electric Works now comes in a surface mount version.
Bustronic rolls out 8-slot Star VXS backplane
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic has developed a new size for its line of VXS backplanes.
Ultra-subminiature pushbutton switches offer red, green or amber LED illumination
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8/9/2008   Post a comment
NKK Switches has introduced the GB series of ultra-subminiature pushbutton switches with fully illuminated plungers.
Video: National Instruments, Lego expand collaboration
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8/8/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments said it is expanding its collaboration with Lego Education through a new classroom robotics platform announced during a company event.
Six-legged robot spider does the limbo
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
A six-legged robotic spider jointly developed by Nanyang Polytechnic of Singapore, Schmid Engineering AG and Analog Devices Inc. has been designed to support rescue operations.
Video: Robotics demos at National Instruments Week
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8/6/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments Week included a robotics demonstration area with Slashbot; Mindstorm NXT-sans, and the Darwin robot.
Industrial automation 'music videos'
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
8/5/2008   Post a comment
Product demonstration videos don't necessarily need to include spoken dialogue or lack in entertainment value to get a message across.
Basics of the Electric Servomotor and Drive - Part 3: Brushless PM Motors
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8/5/2008   Post a comment
Understand brushless permanent magnet motors and methods used in their control in Part 3 of an excerpt from the book "Control System Design Guide."
Cheaper 'supermagnets' could drive future hybrid cars
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8/5/2008   Post a comment
Northeastern University researchers claim to have invented a cheap, green, one-step process for creating samarium cobalt permanent magnets.

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A Book For All Reasons
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