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Practical Applications for Precision Electromechanics in Photonics
In a world of constant technological advances, the
photonics industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down.
Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties and
transmission of photons.
Key Design Considerations for Automating Your Microplate Handling Instrument
is a staple to the world of modern medical testing and analysis. Ever since the
first 12-well plate was developed, plate densities have steadily increased, and
their use and popularity have grown exponentially. This general trend of higher
well density, as well as the quantity tested, have driven the need for
automated equipment to facilitate the handling of plates at all stages in the
process from sterilization all the way through the actual analysis of the
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OEMs of various industries continue to
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Seven Factors to Consider When Selecting Linear Mechanics for a Vacuum Environment
When people hear the word vacuum, most think about the
machines used to clean your home. However, there’s an entirely different
meaning in manufacturing that helps enhance how we live our daily lives. It may
seem far-fetched, but various medical devices, handheld electronics, and
studying the history of how our universe began all have something in common.
The answer, you ask, is that all are created in a vacuum environment.
A New Approach to Machine Design and Actuator Specification
Pressures to reduce overhead cost
and maximize profitability have forced original equipment manufacturers and
machine builders to significantly reduce their engineering spend. With a
multitude of options and technologies along with complex sizing and selection
process, machine design has become a burdensome process.
Specifying a Motor for a Hazardous Location? What You Need to Know
locations are operating environments in which explosive or ignitable vapors or
dust are present, or are likely to become present. It is normal for various
processing applications where gas, liquid or dust will be present in enough
volume to cause an opportunity for them to ignite and cause a fire and/or
explosion. An example would be an automated paint spray booth where the vapors
in the air would ignite from a spark, or from a motor’s surface temperature
that was too hot.