Industrie 4.0 is really Work 7.0

Work is what we do to feed, clothe and house ourselves.  Work in the last 100 years has changed so dramatically that it may not be recognizable as…

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What the buzz about Industrie 4.0?

It sounds impressive, has a lot of doctors of philosophy signed on as it’s originators, and it’s imported from Europe.  Industrie 4.0, note the German spelling, very fancy,…

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powerplants

Energy and Getting Stuff Done

Electricity in the modern age is taken for granted.  Yet our technological society is incredibly dependent on it.  Everything we do requires electricity to control, communicate or actually…

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steam generation

Where does electricity come from?

Oddly, electricity is one of those things we never think about.  It’s odd because electricity and electric motors have proven to be the most efficient means of producing…

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B&Rth

Modular mechatronic systems gaining momentum

ACOPOSmotor sets new standards for decentralized motion control With the ACOPOSmotor, B&R combines a servo motor and drive in one compact unit. Safety technology can also be integrated…

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Manufacturing Trends

Industrie 4.0 is really Work 7.0

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Work is what we do to feed, clothe and house ourselves.  Work in the last 100 years has changed so dramatically that it may not be recognizable as…

NGS Picture ID:1350248

What the buzz about Industrie 4.0?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

It sounds impressive, has a lot of doctors of philosophy signed on as it’s originators, and it’s imported from Europe.  Industrie 4.0, note the German spelling, very fancy,…

powerplants

Energy and Getting Stuff Done

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Electricity in the modern age is taken for granted.  Yet our technological society is incredibly dependent on it.  Everything we do requires electricity to control, communicate or actually…

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Motor Centric Design – Part 2

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sometimes engineers are confronted with an application that is unique and demanding, that ultimately requires a new approach.  There are some famous examples that we all deal with….