Posted on: April 29th, 2013
B&R is a privately held company based in Egglsburg, Austria with a presence in 68 countries. The United States headquarters is located in Roswell, Georgia.
“B&R’s premium hardware and software combination sets them apart from every other manufacturer in the world. B&R’s single source capability will allow us to provide automation solutions to many customers in a wide variety of industries,” states Hartfiel Automation President Pat Schusted.
Because B&R is the largest privately held company in the industry, worldwide, they are able to concentrate on real market requirements and innovations.
“Our partnership with B&R allows us to offer flexible, innovative automation platforms that can address the unique challenges facing our customers everyday,” President Pat Schusted continues. “Hartfiel Automation is very excited for the future with B&R.”
Hartfiel Automation specializes in delivering pneumatic automation and motion control products and solutions to its customers. Operating for more than 50 years, Hartfiel is devoted to strengthening manufacturing in 10 states from Minnesota to Texas. Hartfiel is ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2004; and ISO 13485:2003; UL 508A and FM approved. To find out more, please visit us at www.hartfiel.com
Hartfiel Automation, Inc.
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Posted on: February 24th, 2012
“Many people with debilitating conditions rely on sip and puff technology to get around, which is relatively lo-fi by some standards. Now, a special retainer with magnetic sensors could bring mobility into the smartphone age. Developed at Georgia Tech, the Tongue Drive System uses a magnetic piercing to track lingual gestures. The sensors then transmit data to an iOS app that translates it to on-screen or a joystick movement. Earlier versions used a headset, but the prototype revealed at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, is hoped to be more comfortable and discreet. The system is currently being trialled by 11 participants with high-level spinal-cord injuries, with larger trials planned.”
Posted on: January 10th, 2012
3D printers are more affordable when developing prototypes of a new product, for manufacturers, or machines, for an OEM.
“Unlike conventional manufacturing, where products are often mass-produced overseas, 3D printing allows companies to print customized items when and where they’re needed, cutting the costs of materials and shipping goods like shoes from China to U.S. store shelves and then to outlets if they don’t sell. The technology, also called additive manufacturing, makes it possible to build products in remote places, such as outer space. NASA is looking at 3D printing as a possible means of creating replacement parts and tools on the International Space Station.”
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Posted on: April 26th, 2011
I found this picture and video on another blog. I’m always interested in seeing how day-to-day items are made and wanted to share. Thanks- 22 Words.
Before it’s formed (via TYWKIWDBI)
Posted on: March 31st, 2011
There has been an increasing interest in expanding PRT Systems in more metro areas; a concept that has been around more than 50 years. PRT has been equated to an automated taxi; similar to light rail but each car only holds 4 to 6 people. It’s already being utilized at Heathrow Airport in London and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
The United States does not currently have a PRT system anywhere but the three foreign manufacturers of this technology would like to open plants in the US to build such systems.
US manufacturers are well poised in mobile and green technology to take advantage of this new industry that could very well become a reality as gas prices continue to rise and being green is more than just a fad.