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Wearable Computers: The New Warehouse-Wear

Call them "fashionably late," but wearable computers are finally living up to their hype by delivering productivity gains and rapid return on investment. Learn why the market is set to explode. Labeled the hot new industry a few years ago, wearable computers are finally getting hip. Managing only a modest $70 million in sales in 2001, the wearable computing market is expected to enjoy phenomenal...

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The Hottest Trends in Automation & Technology

Systems are becoming more seamless and sophisticated to leverage data. Find out what this means for your company and why "sense and respond" may become a catchphrase in the industry. Automation and technology systems are exerting more influence on the way businesses run. And as automated systems and technologies get more ubiquitous and powerful, they are also becoming more invisible, with many...

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Digital Manufacturing Transforms Product Development

No more costly manufacturing mistakes. With digital manufacturing, you can test the product and the process in a virtual environment. Discover how it's shaking up manufacturing. The virtual factory is still beyond reach, but large automakers and aerospace manufacturers are slowly bridging the distance with the latest digital manufacturing systems, which allow them to validate the product and the...

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Go, Team! Winning with Facility Automation

What's the most surefire way to install a building automation system (BAS) in your facility? Assemble a cross-functional team and let them follow this game plan. Installing a building automation system (BAS) in your facility is no small undertaking, consuming lots of time and resources. For such a project to meet deadlines, budget constraints and expectations, you need the combined effort and...

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"Virtual Touch" Systems Get a Grip on Industry

Haptic technology, which produces the sensation of touch for videogamers, is now letting users "feel" CAD designs and physicians practice procedures. And automotive may be the ultimate app. Haptic technology, which creates the sensation of physical contact, is nothing new to video game aficionados who have long grasped "force feedback" joysticks that vibrated to impart the physical experience of...

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Robots Advance into Smaller Job Shops

Smarter and stronger than ever, robots are not just for the big boys anymore. Here's what their dramatic improvements mean for job shops of all sizes. Robots have advanced so substantially that they're not only efficient but smart workers. And even as these machines' abilities skyrocket, their prices continue to fall because of recent technological innovations. Engineers can now make smaller...

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Pursuing the Perfect Palletizer

Automated palletizers can make your operation faster, but speed comes at a price. Find out the trade-offs and how to get the best system for your operation. Sure, you can give your operation points if it's able to pick orders with speed and manufacture products quickly. But there's another part of the efficiency equation—building pallets. When those cases, cartons and bags make their way to...

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Bathing Beauties

To keep profits from going down the drain, plating companies are learning to better manage plating baths. Here's how they're cleaning up. Managing the plating baths in which parts are immersed is a costly part of metal finishing. Companies must make sure the amount of chemicals in the baths is just right in order to plate high-quality parts. Then, after the plating solutions are spent, platers...

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Grinders' New Groove

A new actuator/bearing technology is improving the way grinding machines move. Find out how this new design is increasing their flexibility and driving down their cost. Grinding machines can now move with greater precision thanks to a new technology called Axtrusion—developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York-based Overbeck Corporation. This actuator/bearing design is...

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