The 802.11b/g wireless LAN + Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) combination module minimizes piece parts while providing engineers with a cost-effective way to add both wireless technologies to new product designs without requiring special expertise.
There are classic combinations that work. Say, peanut butter and jelly. Or, chocolate and peanut butter. In technology, the combination that makes sense for machine builders is mechanical motions and electronic motion control—mechatronics.
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Technical skills may still be king, but engineers are finding that they also need a broad array of the so-called “soft” skills if they are going to be effective in today’s multidisciplinary teams.
The VTD series high performance voltage transducer is used for monitoring, detecting and diagnosing voltage conditions in DC powered installations.
PSE softstarter is a family of compact softstarters with two-phase torque control.
The Sitrans P500 line of pressure transmitters delivers a response time of 88ms.
People are beginning to discuss bringing back to the US some of the manufacturing operations that were previously taken off-shore.
The large automation companies are all spending modest amounts of research and development money to develop good products.
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