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Tech Papers

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

Precision Guided Parachutes

POSTED: 12/22/2009

Used to deliver critical cargo, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide unprecedented accuracies in flight.  The Onyx guided parachute designed and manufactured by Atair Aerospace (NY) is an autonomous precision airdrop system. Each system fulfills the precision airdrop requirements under the U.S. Army's Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) program,

October 2009

Fronius Cold Metal Transfer - A Welding System For the Most Demanding Applications

POSTED: 10/07/2009

Fronius ushered in a new era in automated and robot-assisted GMAW (gas metal arc welding) technology with the introduction of the CMT (Cold Metal Transfer) process. Since then the innovative process, with its revolutionary reversing wire-feed unit, has been winning new applications, year after year, in the most varied sectors

April 2009

Reducing Carbon Footprint with the Right Vacuum System

by Josef Karbassi, PIAB Global Manager Automotive

POSTED: 04/29/2009

Introduction Today, carbon dioxide (CO2) is considered to be the largest environmental threat to our world by most researchers. Heightened levels of carbon dioxidein the atmosphere lead to global warming, which in the long run can jeopardize our future on this planet.


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