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Advantech launches a new powerful touch panel computer

Monday, February 8, 2016

Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group is pleased to announce the new 12” TPC-1282T touch panel computer with an Intel 5th Generation Core i3 processor and iDoor technology. The TPC-1282T…

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Consumer Electric Car

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The competition to bring a mass produced electric car to the market is really heating up.  There is an underlying assumption that, like flat screen TVs, this thing…

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OSAI introduces new CNC turnkey prewired packages

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

OSAI has announced introduction of its new CNC turnkey prewired packaged systems for the metalworking CNC plasma, laser, and milling industries. These packages are completely digital with Ethercat…

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Heroes of Industry

Saturday, January 16, 2016

We all have our heroes.  The people who epitomize an ethic, embody success, and who we look up to.  Film heroes, music heroes, sports heroes, even Heroes of…

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The Next Age of Robots

Sunday, January 3, 2016

If you were a teenager in 1977 and went to see Star Wars the first vision of C3PO and R2D2 would have made quite an impact.  In the…

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The Future of Mechatronics

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mechatronics, like every other field of human endeavor, is undergoing rapid change driven in large part by the availability of increasingly more powerful processor technology.  In the September…

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Human Mobility in the Age of Mechatronics

Monday, December 21, 2015

Mobility is critical to our survival.  Mobility is required to perform all the basic survival tasks in a pre-industrial culture; hunting, gathering, fishing, finding water, farming, all these require…

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Top 10 Benefits of IoT enabled mechatronics

Thursday, December 17, 2015

by Mark Huebner, PBC Linear The latest trend in machinery design is to take advantage of the Internet of Things benefits, which are seen throughout a machine’s life…

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Electric Mobility – Part 2

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Electric Mobility is a broad category of things that move around using electric motors.  Forklifts, wheelchairs, trolling motors for small boats, golf carts are some of the types…

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PLCs, PACs and IPCs

Sunday, November 29, 2015

It seems an unlikely thing that after decades of control technology advancements we are still confused about the nature of PLCs, PACs and IPCs.  In one of the…

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