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November 2011

Finding Hidden Treasures in Manufacturing

POSTED: 11/04/2011

Planning ahead for short- and long-term growth is a basic strategy for business in any economic environment in all industries producing any kind of product. Industry looks for proven solutions that may assist in improving the bottom line regardless of which domain

October 2011

Motor Type Selection

POSTED: 10/13/2011

Parameters that define a motor type are the mechanical output power, the shaft bearing system, the commutation system used, and the possible combinations with gearheads and sensors. The most important criteria include the

Choosing the Right Drive Technology

POSTED: 10/13/2011

Coming up with the right drive technology for your application often depends on the options before you. Here are five of the most common drive configurations being used today, along with their benefits and drawbacks.   Although there are a number of variations of drive technologies for motion applications, there

August 2011

The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

POSTED: 08/15/2011

The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication By Matt Mowry Product Manager Spring 2011 *This is only an excerpt from the whitepaper. To download the entire paper - no registration required - click here. Table of Contents Introduction..................................................................................................................................2 Hidden Costs of Lubrication ....................................................................................................3 Ancillary components for OEMs

Picking the Best Robotic Tooling for Palletizing

by Earl Wohlrab

POSTED: 08/02/2011

By asking the right questions, companies can design robotic systems that maximize end-of-line efficiency and ROI   Today’s manufacturers have started looking downstream more and more for automation opportunities. And when they do, more are choosing robotic systems. According to PMMI’s 2007 Packaging Machinery Shipments & Outlook Study, shipments of

July 2011

Minimally Invasive Tissue Removal System

POSTED: 07/25/2011

Medical engineers consistently look for ways to provide devices to physicians that offer smaller incision requirements, a more accurate procedure, and the opportunity for a quicker recovery.   The five man engineering team at Interlace Medical worked on their latest tissue removal system for about two and a half years

February 2011

Selecting Robots for Use in Drug Discovery and Testing: What Are the Essential Things to Know?

POSTED: 02/02/2011

DENSO Robotics offers a free guide, "Selecting Robots for Use in Drug Discovery and Testing: What Are the Essential Things to Know?" The guide is available as a download from the DENSO Robotics Web site (.pdf - 377 KB).

January 2011

DC Motor Selection Automated Patient Transfer Device

POSTED: 01/21/2011

Nurses face the daily challenge of caring for an overweight population, which leads to debilitating injuries. A motorized lateral transfer device allows even the smallest nurse to move a heavy patient.   One of the growing problems facing the nursing career is a thinning staff, and with it the need

December 2010

Packaging Automation Trends: Using Small Assembly Robots in Upstream Packaging Processes

POSTED: 12/21/2010

DENSO Robotics offers a free guide for manufacturers, packaging engineers, machine builders and system integrators, “Packaging Automation Trends: Using Small Assembly Robots in Upstream Packaging Processes.” The guide is available as a download from the DENSO Robotics Web site at http://www.densorobotics.com/pdf/upstreampackagingrobots (160 KB).

November 2010

Coming to Grips with Sustainability

by Josef Karbassi, Vice President Marketing and Communication

POSTED: 11/18/2010

Helping manufacturers address ‘green’ manufacturing with vacuum technology One of the biggest shifts in the manufacturing industry in recent years is the growing focus on sustainability. What started as a concern amongst a relatively small group has gathered force to become a key mainstream issue.   However, a rise

September 2010

Machine Optimization Through DC Motor Selection

POSTED: 09/21/2010

Selecting the right DC motor is an important aspect of optimizing medical machine performance.   There are so many motors on the market today, from heavy-duty AC motors to tiny DC brushless and stepper motors. To use any of the motors users must have a full understanding of the

Intensity-Modulated Radiosurgery System

POSTED: 09/21/2010

Engages a shape-shifting multi-leaf collimator to focus radiation on tumors while protecting surrounding healthy tissue in sensitive areas of the body.   The problem can be a matter of life and death to the patient. Until a few years ago, head and

December 2009

Mini Pan/Tilt for HD Cameras

POSTED: 12/22/2009

With digital television fast approaching, camera manufacturers are flooding the market with new, lightweight units, but few companies are providing the professional equipment that goes with the upcoming change.  Up until 2006, the only broadcast-use professional motorized Pan/Tilts in the market were very heavy. This is because the equipment

Portable Ultrasound Probe System

POSTED: 12/22/2009

Plug-and-play probe connects to any computer’s USB port for instant ultrasound use.  The Ultrasound Probe System developed by Interson (Pleasanton, CA) delivers all the capabilities of a standard ultrasound probe but without the six-figure price tag. The device does not require the dedicated detection and display hardware that the

Surgical Simulators

POSTED: 12/22/2009

Surgical simulators that impart the actual feeling of performing surgery provide obvious training benefits. Here’s how one company helps clinicians perfect the practice.  Immersion Medical (Gaithersburg, MD) designs and manufactures surgical simulators. Similar in idea to that of flight simulators for pilots, a surgical simulator allows a medical student


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