More Internet Things

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Internet of Things is “the Cloud”.  The notion that every sensor imaginable will eventually be connected to processing and storage resources by an embedded Internet/micro-controller will require…

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Miki Pulley Introduces The BXR Spring Applied Brake To The US Market

Monday, April 7, 2014

Miki Pulley is introducing their BXR Spring Applied Brakes for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. The BXR safety brake may serve as an emergency brake, as…

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Composites and Mechatronics

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The composites industry has been growing at CAGR of 11.1% over the last 10 years.  Given the soft economy, this is truly standout performance.  The largest markets for…

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WAGO to sponsor FIRST Robotics Competition for students

Friday, March 14, 2014

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, FIRST Robotics Com-petition (FRC) challenges students to build and program robots to perform tasks and compete…

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The Future of Controls – Part 2

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Like Rodney Dangerfield, controls manufacturers can’t seem to get any respect from the mainstream electronics industry.  In the broad business of electronics manufacturing, industrial products simply don’t have the…

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PLC Block diagram

The Future of Control

Sunday, February 9, 2014

If the future of the control industry could be compared to a weather report, it would have to be “fair to partly cloudy”.  Figuring out what direction things…

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The Future of Manufacturing

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The future of manufacturing is here.  The rate of change is nothing short of amazing.  The implications for the near future of American industry are hard to predict,…

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Future Robots

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The robot revolution is upon us.  There should be no misconception about this.  Robot development has expanded to an audience of tinkerers, college degree programs, industrial developers and…

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Lasers and Mechatronics

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I am certainly no expert on the subject of lasers, but I have recently been involved in a couple of projects that involve their application and I am…

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Everything is Mechatronic

Sunday, January 12, 2014

My brother-in-law says “Surgeons operate, lawyers litigate.”  His way of saying that we tend to deal with everything based on our areas of expertise.  I plead guilty as…

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