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Float Type Level Switches Supporting a Wide Range of Applications
Float Type Level Switches Supporting a Wide Range of Applications
 
February 16, 2015

RIKO Float Technology has successfully miniaturized a level switch capable of turning on and off as it detects the balance of liquid in a tank using a uniquely structured float. As a result, the company is able to supply level…

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Long Stroke Parallel Draw-down Chuck that Eliminates Need for Setup
Long Stroke Parallel Draw-down Chuck that Eliminates Need for Setup
 
February 12, 2015

At JIMTOF 2014, Kitagawa Iron Works exhibited the DLL chuck, a new chuck that eliminates the need for setup by further enhancing the conventional jaw based parallel draw-down type chuck that secures a workpiece to chuck surface. “The problem of…

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JCC503 Robo, a High-Efficiency Washer in the Form of CNC Controlled Robotic Arm
JCC503 Robo, a High-Efficiency Washer in the Form of CNC Controlled Robotic Arm
 
January 13, 2015

At JIMTOF 2014, Sugino Machine unveiled the “JCC503 Robo”, a CNC precision washer that positions parts with a numerically-controlled robotic arm and utilizes a high pressure washer to remove chips as small as 0.6 mm generated during machining processes. “In…

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Secure VPN-based Remote Factory Monitoring Service
Secure VPN-based Remote Factory Monitoring Service
 
January 8, 2015

Hakko Electronics developed the V9 series with a so-called VPN router function built into a programmable display device as a virtual dedicated line, and launched the “Web Machine Interface” service to pursue the cause of equipment and machinery abnormalities from…

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User-friendly, efficient taping machines
User-friendly, efficient taping machines
 
December 25, 2014

At FOOMA Japan 2014, Taiyo Seiki exhibited its COM JD Series of automatic taping Machines. The JD Series features patented mechanisms including an inertia prevention system. Due to such unique mechanisms, this series ensures easy and efficient taping for both…

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Live2D Euclid animates 2D illustrations in rich 3D environments
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Live2D Euclid animates 2D illustrations in rich 3D environments
December 24, 2014

Live2D’s animation technology lets users interact with 2D illustrations in 3D space. Live2D are now developing Live2D Euclid, a next generation system that can animate 2D illustrations 360-degrees, in rich 3D environments. Live 2D models can be animated and moved…

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Automated packaging machine for cardboard mailing envelopes
Automated packaging machine for cardboard mailing envelopes
 
December 17, 2014

Innami Factory has developed a new type of automated packaging machine, the Ecomailpack IF-EMP450. This machine automatically packs products into cardboard envelopes for mailing, without needing shock-absorbing material. “This machine can pack one item every eight seconds, so it can…

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Aerial Burton 3D display projects images into mid-air
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Aerial Burton 3D display projects images into mid-air
October 29, 2014

Aerial Burton has demonstrated an aerial 3D display, which can project text and images in mid-air. “The biggest difference between our technology and other displays is, this is a screenless display. This is the only device that can show text…

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Predicting Local Wind Pressure on Buildings and Developing a System to Control It
Predicting Local Wind Pressure on Buildings and Developing a System to Control It
 
October 24, 2014

The Institute of Technology, Shimizu Corporation, the results of tests using large wind tunnels are being replicated by ultra-large-scale simulations, using a supercomputer called the K Computer. In this way, the researchers are working to develop a new method for…

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Automotive Aerodynamics Simulation Using a Supercomputer
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Automotive Aerodynamics Simulation Using a Supercomputer
October 24, 2014

Hokkaido University and RIKEN AICS are researching aerodynamics simulation, to simulate the air flow around automobiles. Investigating the force exerted by air on a moving car is essential for improving fuel efficiency and safety. In particular, using a supercomputer called…

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