Discrete Manufacturing - Mechatronics

Carrier system for customized batch sizes

Festo's Multi-Carrier System is designed to enable customization of batch sizes and embodies... » more

Linear motor for high-density applications

Nippon Pulse America's L250SSS is a linear shaft motor designed for high-density applications and...

Renewable cellulose alternative designed as source of 3-D printing feedstock

Researchers at MIT are working on making it an abundant material to print with and potentially... » more

Hexapod for precision applications

Aerotech’s HexGen HEX300-230HL hexapod is designed for medium-load, ultra-precision applications...

The drivers of flexible automation

Technology advances designed specifically for industrial automation have made it easier to design... » more

Microstepping motor drive

Testra Corporation's SS483 microstepping drive is designed for insertion into CNC and automation...

Applications in automation and motion control

The terms accuracy, repeatability, and resolution can be found on the spec sheets of many... » more

Linear drives with fine stroke option

Amacoil's Model RG linear drives feature a fine stroke option for fine adjustment of maximum travel... » more

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Carrier system for customized batch sizes

Festo's Multi-Carrier System is designed to enable customization of batch sizes and embodies Industrie 4.0 manufacturing concepts of modularity, communications, and diagnostics. » more

Angle ring encoder for safety-related applications

Heidenhain's ECA 4410 angle ring encoder series is designed for use in safety-related applications and can be used in dangerous automation conditions. » more

Safety laser scanner for industrial applications

Idec Corporation's SE2L safety laser scanner is certified for use in safety applications including AGVs, forklifts, robots, and other items of moving equipment found in industrial facilities.  » more

Linear motor for high-density applications

Nippon Pulse America's L250SSS is a linear shaft motor designed for high-density applications and available in 25, 32 and 35mm shaft diameter sizes, and with single, double, triple and quadruple winding options.

Laser tracker system for portable metrology applications

Hexagon Manufacturing's Leica Absolute Tracker AT403 is a laser tracker system designed to offer portable metrology performance and can operate in harsh temperature environments.

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

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Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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