Electric Cars Coming Soon

Sunday, September 26, 2010

GM has announced the release of the Volt scheduled for mid November this year.  I guess as long as its still 2010 they can still say they are…

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Accuride Expands Heavy-Duty Slide Options

Friday, September 24, 2010

Accuride presents models 7950 and 7957, two new slides designed to expand the company’s heavyduty slide line-up and provide an intermediate load rating choice between the 3600 and…

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EPSON Expands RS-Series High Performance SCARA Plus Robot Lineup

Friday, September 24, 2010

EPSON Robots has added to their Power of Choice initiative by introducing the NEW RS4 to the RS-Series High Performance SCARA Plus robot lineup. The new work space…

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Biotech Wizards Engineer Electronic Skin

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense touch, in a major step towards next-generation robotics and prosthetic limbs. The lab-tested material responds to almost the same…

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Siemens PLM Mechatronics Software Derived From Video Games

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Siemens PLM Software announced a new integrated machine design solution aimed at creating value for companies that develop and market machine tools and production machines. Mechatronics Concept Designer™…

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Applied Time and Motion

Sunday, September 19, 2010

From the control system perspective, I find it interesting that we continue to model most industrial applications of motors with trapezoidal “time displacement” curves and PID (proprotional integral…

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Robot Snake That Can Climb Trees & Spy

Friday, September 17, 2010

From the Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, a snake robot (Snakebot) demonstrates how it can climb a tree and look around. Please keep in mind that this…

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Time and Motion Part 2

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Phd mathematician friend once told me, after several years of work doing his dissertation, that electric motor design is a system in which there are 22 variables…

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Time and Motion

Monday, September 6, 2010

Motion control and mechatronics technology have grown up as a control discipline at somewhat of a disadvantage.  Mechanical engineering programs tend to ignore electric motors as being, well,…

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