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Clamp Suppliers

January 1, 2003
Aladco Waukesha, WI 262-544-5994 www.aladco.com Carr Lane Manufacturing Co. St. Louis 314-647-6200 www.carrlane.com De-Sta-Co Madison Heights, MI 248-397-6700 www.destaco.com PHD Inc. Fort Wayne, IN 219-747-6151 www.phdinc.com Schunk Inc. Morrisville, NC
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Suppliers of Cartesian Robots

December 1, 2002
Adept Technology Inc. Livermore, CA 800-292-3378 www.adept.com Bosch Rexroth Corp. Buchanan, MI 800-32-BOSCH www.boschrexroth-us.com Denso Sales California Inc. Long Beach, CA 310-513-8550 www.densorobotics.com Epson America Inc. Carson, CA 866-762-6871 www.robots.epson.com
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Lean to the Rescue

December 1, 2002
Ross Controls (Troy, MI) is an international supplier of pneumatic and hydraulic controls, such as industrial valves. The 81-year-old independent company has an extensive product line that consists of more than 5,000 items.
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Machine Safeguarding Resources

December 1, 2002
All automated equipment consists of three fundamental components: a point of operation, a power transmission device and operating controls. However, safeguarding needs vary widely due to different physical characteristics and operator involvement.
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Recreating History the Wright Way

October 1, 2002
Five separate groups of amateur aviators are vying to walk in the footsteps of aerospace pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright. The goal of each organization is to build a reproduction of the Wright Flyer, the first aircraft to achieve the age-old dream of controlled and powered flight.
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Mass Customization Demands New Thinking

October 1, 2002
Anne Stevens, vice president of North American vehicle operations at Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, MI), referred to mass customization during her recent keynote speech at the 2002 Assembly Technology Expo in Rosemont, IL. According to Stevens, "customization" means making products in small lots or batches with volumes as little as one.
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Suppliers of Rotary Encoders

October 1, 2002
Baumer Electric Southington, CT 800-937-9336 www.baumerelectric.com BEI Technologies Industrial Encoder Div. Goleta, CA 805-968-0782 www.beiied.com Celesco Transducer Products Inc. Chatsworth, CA 818-701-2750 www.celesco.com Dynamics Research Corp. Wilmington, MA 978-658-6100 www.drc.com
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Glossary of ESD Terms

October 1, 2002
Air ionizer: a device that produces large quantities of both positive and negative ions. These air molecules are directed in areas where electrostatically charged objects require neutralization. Antistatic: an obsolete
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Suppliers of AOI Equipment

September 1, 2002
Agilent Technologies Loveland, CO 970-679-2191 www.agilent.com ASC International Hamel, MN 763-478-6200 www.ascinternational.com Christopher Associates Inc. Santa Ana, CA 714-979-7500 www.christopherweb.com Coreco Imaging Inc. Billerica, MA 978-670-2000 www.imaging.com Cyber Optics Corp.
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Suppliers of Rotary Actuators

September 1, 2002
American Grippers Inc. Trumbull, CT 203-459-8345 www.agi-automation.com Applied Robotics Glenville, NY 518-384-1000 www.arobotics.com Barrington Automation Crystal Lake, IL 815-477-1400 www.barrington-atn.com Bimba Manufacturing Co. Monee, IL 800-442-4622 www.bimba.com Festo Corp. Hauppauge,
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