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Position sensors enhance motion system accuracy

by Steve Meyer, Contributing Editor Improved position sensors can reduce motion system cost and increase performance. Motion control is, first and foremost, about control. The old engineering adage…

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Internet Factorynet

The Internet of Things has spawned a lot of hype in the last couple of years.  Lately there have been a number of themes around specific segments and…

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Patents and Patenting

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying “The Patent system adds the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.”  It was the intent of the American Patent system…

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Magnets and Magnequench

In a recent television broadcast a story is told about the importance of rare earths and magnets.  Molycorp and Magnequench are the lead businesses in the story.  Problem…

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You Can Fix Stupid

Ron White has famously said “You Can’t Fix Stupid”.  And he’s right, of course.  We all do stuff that’s a little crazy and generally, we live long enough…

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Manufacturing Trends

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Internet Factorynet

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Internet of Things has spawned a lot of hype in the last couple of years.  Lately there have been a number of themes around specific segments and…

Molymagna

Magnets and Magnequench

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In a recent television broadcast a story is told about the importance of rare earths and magnets.  Molycorp and Magnequench are the lead businesses in the story.  Problem…

cantfixstupid

You Can Fix Stupid

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ron White has famously said “You Can’t Fix Stupid”.  And he’s right, of course.  We all do stuff that’s a little crazy and generally, we live long enough…

HuMan in the Machine

Sunday, March 8, 2015

What is it that is so special about the act of creation?  Mankind has the special gift to be able to create tools, and especially in the mechatronics…