Siemens Industry introduced a compact controller solution at the Hannover Fair, Hannover Germany. Siemen's new controller is composed of the Simatic S7-1200 Controller and Simatic HMI basic panels that can be programmed with Step 7 Basic Engineering software. -- 04.21.09 More
Reconciling disparate control systems, each very powerful and having individual strengths, is becoming quite common for systems' integrators, especially as end users look for options to modify and improve their control systems. -- 04.13.09 More
Dynamic Structures of Coquitlam, Canada, have been contracted to build the world's largest telescope. They have selected Autodesk Inventor software to design and test the project. -- 04.01.09More
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers announced a new partnership with the National Association of Manufacturing. NAM has developed a Manufacturing Skills Certification System to provide a more accurate way of evaluating skills, and has accelerated the process through the use of online testing. -- 03.24.09 More
The idea that devices can conform to a specification and may not interoperate can confound end-users, system integrators, and device manufacturers alike. ODVA and its members have been working to close that gap with conformance, interoperability and performance tests. -- 03.24.09More
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FREE WEBCAST: Dynamic modeling and analysis are essential when designing complex mechatronic systems. In this webcast we’ll look at the present state and future of dynamics education, and the value proposition of software programs such as, MSC’s ADAMS.More
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An external clip-detection circuit adds a useful feature to some Class D IC amplifiers. Clip detection is a convenient feature in Class AB amplifiers. It produces a signal from a clip-detection pin that drives an automatic volume control, which reduces gain compression and distortion when the amplifier is overdriven. --03.20.09More
Mechanical and electronic switches provide interlocks, preventing motors from overrunning their bounds. You use limit switches to switch off a motor if it reaches one of its two end positions. Even if you build a microprocessor-based motor controller, you should switch off a motor with hardware by building a safety interlock. -- 03.19.09More
With just a few components, you can provide sufficient power to operate a high-brightness LED from a battery. HB (high-brightness) LEDs require a large amount of current to operate. When driving HB LEDs from a voltage source, you can set the required current with a suitable series resistor. -- 03.18.09More
Single-coil latching relays find use in signal-routing, audio, and automotive systems. To maximize their usefulness and cut power consumption, these coil currents must flow in both directions. -- 03.17.09 More
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