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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Evaluating Performance Modes In Precision Ground Ball Screws

For a vast array of industrial applications including milling-machine tables, robotics, medical equipment, and semiconductor manufacture, ball screws deliver extremely accurate and...

A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Some of the technologies coming from the UT labs include COVID antibody tests, self-watering soil, and the "DRACO" robot.
The polyimide composites have uses in aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, mechanical systems, and industrial machinery.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: February 2021
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: February 2021 Motion Design
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
Briefs: Motion Control
Locking Side Pull Hoist Ring
The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product of the Month: February 2021 Tech Briefs
The Agile Engineering Design System® is an integrated suite of software modules for CAE/CAM of turbomachinery.
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Chemically Driven Wheels “Morph” Into Gears

University of Pittsburgh researchers have utilized a catalytic reaction that causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously “morph” into a three-dimensional...

White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

White Papers: Motion Control
Choosing the Best Type of Encoder For Your Application

This white paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of different types and configurations of encoders with a focus on devices using an Ethernet/IP interface.

Stanford University’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Biocontainment Unit for Virus-Sized Particles
The unit could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Liquid Sorbent Carbon Dioxide Removal System
Applications include aerospace, automotive, commercial spaceflight, scuba diving equipment, and for first responders.
This system provides low-cost monitoring for machine health with audio-based artificial intelligence.
The system uses off-the-shelf materials combined with ultraviolet lights to decontaminate N95 masks.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A Spiraling Robotic Gripper 'Twines' Like a Plant

As engineering professor Mable Fok saw how the pole beans in her garden wrapped tightly around any objects nearby, she had an idea:

What if a robotic gripper could do the same...

White Papers: Energy
Better Predicting Terminal Enclosure Temperature to Improve Heater Reliability

One of the most common failures in electric process heaters used in various industrial applications involves electrical terminations and not the heating elements....

Researchers have developed a technique for manufacturing micrometer-long machines by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way. The micromachines are made out of metal and plastic, in...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Human-Like Hands with Flexible, Hybrid Pneumatic Actuators
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
Executive Roundtable: Robotics Design
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
Learn about the sensors assessing and analyzing plant equipment.
Briefs: Motion Control
Compact, Long-Reach Robotic Arm
Applications include retractable covers and awnings, camera booms, and spacecraft and astronaut positioning.
Automatic recirculation valves offer efficiency for critical pump protection in power or oil and gas applications.
Linear slides, electric motors, gears, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
20 Years of Science on the International Space Station
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.

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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Smart Sensor Technology for the IoT

Briefs: Physical Sciences

Green PCB Removal From Sediment Systems (GPRSS)

Articles: Electronics & Computers

New SAE Wireless Charging Standard is EV Game-Changer

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

Metallic Glass Shatters Gear Limitations

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A Solid-State Alternative to the Vacuum Photomultiplier Tube

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