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Machine Control
25 August 2014

During his Keynote speech at the 2014 NI Week, founder Jeff Kodosky posed some interesting challenges to our assumptions about programming languages.  In his talk about the future...

Mechatronic Tips

Design World

Behlman Receives Additional Power Supply Order for USAF RC-135 Rivet Joint Surveillance Aircraft
22 August 2014

Behlman Electronics Inc. has received another follow-on order for its COTS DMCA4000 power supply. The special performance features of this unit have made it the preferred choice of...

Power Electronic Tips

Design World

Communicate Sensor Info with Bluetooth LE
21 August 2014

At Sensors Expo 2014, Dave Richkas, Bluetooth Product Line Manager for the Wireless Products division of Microchip Technology demonstrates the RN4020 Bluetooth LE module using two demo boards...

Sensor Tips

Design World

NFPA Report shows 1% increase in Fluid Power Shipments in June
21 August 2014

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for June 2014 increased 8.7% compared to June 2013, and increased...

Mobile Hydraulic Tips

Design World

DC/DC controller draws just 50µA in standby
21 August 2014

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3807, a low quiescent current synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that draws only 50µA in standby mode with the output voltage in regulation. The...

Power Electronic Tips

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Mitigating Harmful Effects of Capacitance and Inductance
20 August 2014

By David Herres Capacitive and inductive reactances are present throughout electrical equipment in proportion to the frequencies used. This is particularly true in long transmission lines. But then...

Design World

193 Balanced Solenoid Valve Series from Humphrey
20 August 2014

Humphrey Products announces the introduction of the 193 Balanced Solenoid Valve Series — the 19mm version of the 15mm 153 model, and our next addition to the balanced...

Pneumatic Tips

Design World

All aboard the electric bus
20 August 2014

Editor’s note: Electric vehicles will be a boon to the electric utility industry and hence, the wind power industry. This one bus and other EVs on the road are the tip of the iceberg. The Antelope Valley Transit Authority’s (AVTA in Lancaster, Calif.) new electric BYD bus is performing better than advertised. AVTA and BYD

Windpower Engineering & Development

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National Instruments Poised to Capitalize on IoT Explosion
20 August 2014

Hype or not, here it comes, the much ballyhooed Internet of Things (or IoT). Essentially the next phase in the evolution of the Internet, it is the envisioned...

Motion Control Tips

Design World

SLA 3D printing helps Todd Herremans improve his work-outs
20 August 2014

Todd Herremans, a NFL offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles, is no newcomer to working out. He trains rigorously to maintain top physical form and is always looking...

Make Parts Fast

Design World

3D PDFs Provide Easy Way to Share CAD Data
20 August 2014

Earlier this week in this blog, I discussed how users can maximize their investments in 3D CAD systems by sharing their CAD data with downstream data consumers, such as documentation, assembly, manufacturing, quality, sales and marketing personnel. Sharing technical data with these people can speed up all of the supporting activities that accompany product development […]

3D CAD World

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100-V forward converter outputs regulated 12 V without optocoupling
20 August 2014

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8310, a primary-side synchronous forward controller. The LT8310 operates over an input voltage range of 6V to 100V, is targeted for power levels...

Design World

Reshoring to Kentucky in Balluff’s Global Production Plan
20 August 2014

With the 2014 completion of Balluff’s new state-of-the-art customer support and training center in Florence, KY on Industrial Road; space is now available for expansion in their original...

Mobile Hydraulic Tips

Design World

Updates to Opto 22′s groov Improve Interface Development and Expand Mobile Device Support
20 August 2014

Opto 22 has announced groov version 2.2, a significant update to the company’s groov web-based mobile operator interface software. groov makes it simple to build and use effective, scalable operator interfaces on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices so that authorized users can monitor or control almost any automation system. groov 2.2 adds and improves

Design World

Forecast: 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Industry to quadruple in four years
20 August 2014

Wohlers Associates, Inc. expects worldwide revenues from the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry to reach $12.8 billion by 2018. According to Wohlers Report 2014, the company’s annual...

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High-resolution CMOS Cameras Feature up to 20 Megapixel and Dual GigE
20 August 2014

Baumer announces the new LX series expanding our portfolio with cameras including high-resolution CMOSIS sensors and Dual GigE interface. They are ideal for applications with demanding requirements of high-definition quality in image acquisition at high throughput. The LX series masters such tasks with 8, 12 and 20 megapixel resolutions and the 240 MB/s bandwidth of

Design World

Thermal Energy Harvesting
20 August 2014

At Sensors Expo 2014, Jim Bierschenk, ‎Sr. Manager and Chief Engineer, R&D at Marlow Industries demonstrates the company’s thermal energy harvesting technology. To watch the video, click here....

Sensor Tips

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Key Demos Sensors and More
19 August 2014

At Sensors Expo 2014, Satya Dixit, Senior director of Systems & Applications from ROHM Semiconductor USA demonstrates the company’s wearable key device with accelerometers, magnetic sensors, sensor hub...

Sensor Tips

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AutomationDirect adds more photoelectric sensors
19 August 2014

AutomationDirect’s new QM series photoelectric sensors are IP67-rated sensors available in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and with visible red and infrared versions. The mini-rectangular photo eye sensors...

Sensor Tips

Design World

Free web tool compares RF inductors
19 August 2014

Coilcraft has launched an all-new RF Inductor Finder web tool that allows users to search and compare inductors based on their exact operating frequency, rather than just datasheet...

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