July 29, 2014

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Sandvik Mining finds a unique use for a linear position sensor

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  • 5 Things You Must Tell Your Hydraulic Equipment Supplier or Customer


    7/21/2014 6:48:00 PM

    When sourcing a piece of hydraulic equipment, there are five things about the environment the machine will operate in, that you should always disclose to the equipment supplier or designer--even if they don't ask. Especially if they don't ask:1. Minimum and maximum ambient temperature. This...

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  • (Video) Hydraulics Is Bringing the Sexy Back with Mandroid


    7/17/2014 12:04:00 PM

    We all know that hydraulics is making a comeback of sorts in robotics, with some of the amazing creations that companies such as Boston Dynamic have been designing.But now Old Spicenever one to shy away from eccentric commercial campaignshas introduced the Mandroid, some sort of...

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  • Bosch gives $100,000 STEM grants to Pennsylvania schools


    7/16/2014 2:18:00 PM

    July 16, 2014 - Robert Bosch and Bosch Rexroth announced Bosch Community Fund (BCF) grants in support of STEM education which includes science, technology, engineering and math important foundations for todays students as they prepare for careers in the increasingly important fields of...

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  • Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity


    7/14/2014 6:03:00 PM

    July 14, 2014 - On Wednesday, July 9 Governance Studies hosted the 3rd annual John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy. The topic was Regional Manufacturing Hubs in the US, and we heard from a number of different experts. As noted in a recent White House report, the manufacturing industry is...

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Sandvik Mining finds a unique use for a linear position sensor

7/29/2014 2:55:03 PM

Sandvik Mining is a drilling solutions provider focused on the design and manufacturing of a wide range of underground in-the-hole (ITH), and geo-technical drilling equipment. The companys products are distributed globally, and its main markets are the United States, Canada, Africa, South America,...

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High Load Linear Stages for Heavy Duty Applications

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

Zabers A-LST Series of motorized linear stages offer high load capacity up to 100 kg, various travel ranges from 254 to 1500 mm, and speed up to 420 mm/s. The built-in controller allows for multiple units to be daisy-chained and controlled via serial port without additional hardware, which also...

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Technology

16 Robot Stars From the 1970s

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

Blogs Blog -->NO RATINGS1 savesRobots came into their own in the 1970s. Gone were the low-budget black-and-white B movies. Now robots roamed in full-color feature films with A-list actors. 1973 was the breakthrough...

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Share Your Invention & Win Big Money

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

There is still time to get in your gadgets for the Design News and Allied Electronics second annual Gadget Freak of the Year contest. What's there to think about? The top three gadgeteers will be awarded a total of $10,000. Our Gadget Freak of the Year winner will take home a cool $6,000. Two...

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Will Robots Give Jobs or Take Them Away?

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

In recent Design News stories, we've featured robot reporters, robots that take over astronauts' tasks, and back in February, robots taking over more jobs in the plant. Lots of people who write about robots say they give us jobs, instead of taking them away from humans. Based on the evidence in some...

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Taking stock: the fifteenth anniversary of a successful concept - Bosch retirees contribute 50,000 days of work each year

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

Stuttgart At Bosch, demand for company retirees is growing around the world. In 2013, senior experts worked some 50,000 days, about twice as many as five years ago. Specialists including technicians, engineers, management accountants, and logistics experts were in especially high demand. Fifteen...

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Expert Corner

Sensors Are Everywhere: From the Factory Floor to Your Skin

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

Sensors are becoming smarter, more connected, and less expensive. They are showing up in a wider range of settings, from vision sensors on the plant floor that allow robots to work next to people without hurting anyone to medical sensors that continuously monitor a patient's vitals. New developments...

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15 Great Robots of 1980s Film & TV

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit and Pee-wee's Playhouse. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.The 1980s also saw robots...

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20 Engineers From the World of Sports

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

Blogs Electronic News & Comment -->NO RATINGSIts rare to hear about professional athletes whove studied engineering. But that doesnt mean they dont exist.All of the major US sports have had engineers on the...

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Baxter the Robot Becomes More Trainable

7/29/2014 2:50:33 PM

Baxter the Robot is getting better at playing with others. Manufacturing workers who share workspace with Baxter will find their mechanical co-worker is getting better at taking lessons. Jim Lawton, CMO of Rethink Robotics, Baxter's manufacturer, characterized Baxter's improvements as software in...

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