The Rise of the Robot

Automation may well be coming to an assembly line near you. I have to admit my experiences with robots have led me to be wary of using them. The first one lost a limit switch and tossed a 600-pound casting 100 feet. I remember a visit to an IBM facility where the assembly line for…

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Purchasing Must Watch Book-to-Bill Ratio

This morning I was thinking about purchasing as a pivotal supply chain component and how critil this department is to the economic welfare of both manufacturers and distributors. We are used to expressing the supply chain economics in terms of ratios like “book-to-bill” or “order-to fulfillment.” Book-to-bill is a very telling ratio. If over a…

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Mouser Stocks Amphenol’s MicroCom 10Gb+ Ethernet Connectors

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc. stocks MicroCom 10Gb+ Ethernet Connectors from Amphenol PCD. Amphenol’s MicroCom 10Gb+ series exceeds 10Gb/s per IEEE 802.3an-2006 in harsh environments. Amphenol PCD MicroCom 10Gb+ (μCom-10Gb+) Ethernet Micro Connectors available from Mouser Electronics are designed to meet the need for miniaturized connectors with lightning fast transmission speeds and high resistance…

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