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Intelligent components for smart robots: Networked components turn machines into 'robot colleagues'

Whether in industrial robots or servo axes in medical engineering, moved loads must not drop or crash in an uncontrolled manner after power switch-off or in case of power failure or emergency stop.

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Vesconite wins over rubber propeller bearing

While many have historically praised rubber and nitrile rubber marine bearings, Vesconite Bearings, the maker of the no-swell Vesconite Hilube polymer, has seen ship repairers increasingly turn to its product.

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The supreme discipline of digitisation is machine learning

In this interview, Lenze CTO Frank Maier talks about how the company supports machine manufacturers in increasing the performance of their machines, in detecting problems in the machine early on and what possibilities the IoT Gateway x500 and the associated data service X4Remote offer for networking in the cloud.

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Accurate power analysis boosts solar race car’s range, speed and competitiveness

The Yokogawa WT5000 Precision Power Analyser is being used by Solar Team Twente, to maximise their chances of winning the ultimate challenge for solar-powered race cars, the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

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