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The Evolution of AGVs

Konrad Lorenz won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1973 for his experiments with animal behavior. Lorenz discovered the principle of imprinting, where a bond is formed between

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Force Control Dynamometers Suitable for High-Torque, Low-Speed Testing

High torque, low-speed testing is often a challenge for dynamometers equipped with traditional load brakes. Testing which requires the brake to absorb significant horsepower and torque but at low to

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From Walkarounds to Wireless Monitoring

Advances in condition monitoring technology means maintenance and operations teams can spend less time collecting data, and more time acting on it, says Chris James, product line manager for permanently

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Motor Sizing for Unusual Loads

One of the fun parts of the motion industry is involvement in popular movies! Motor specifications can be a bit rough: “I need to spin a 120-pound actor (and chair)

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Signs of a Noisy Reference – Using Successive Approximation ADCs

High speed ADCs have become quite inexpensive and are commonly deployed. Care needs to be done when analyzing their outputs to determine sources of noise. Whereas noise at the input

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Vesconite Supplies Bushings for Record-Breaking Miniature Steam Train

The team that was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2017 for the longest distance covered by a miniature steam train is setting its sights on improving its record. Keyser

Motor Matters with George Holling

Motors without Rare Magnets: What are the Options? (Part One)

Lower-cost motor technologies exist that can be an attractive alternative to neo-based BL PM motors – and are not subject to unpredictable supply chains Almost no day passes without a

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SKF Examines the Power of Data & Machine Learning

Data is fast becoming one of the most important assets for companies throughout industry. In particular, it holds the key for developing a new generation of machine learning technologies that

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Considerations for Choosing the Correct Rolling Element Bearing Characteristics

Daily experience in application engineering has proven that the selection of the correct bearing type can be successfully achieved by customers based on the documentation and tools provided by the

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Getting Your Hands on Smart Tools

Forget the IIoT and Industry 4.o buzzwords. We’re not interested in 10 to 15 years down the road or what the factory of the future is going to look like.