Young Engineers Program

The maxon Young Engineers Program (YEP) supports innovative projects that use electric drive systems. Share your vision with us so that it can become reality. Benefits for the participants As a participant in the program, you will enjoy a number of benefits: Motors, gearheads, and controllers at discounted prices or even free of charge. Technical

600 meters below the ice

The kilometers-thick ice of the Antarctic holds many secrets. For decades, scientists have made use of ice-core drilling to research the history of the global climate. Among these scientists is a team from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). With a new technology, the researchers can drill into the ice eight times faster. The British organisation

Under power: from “furka” to “gotthard”

From 0 to 100 km/h in 1.513 seconds – that’s a new world record for electrically powered vehicles. It was set by AMZ’s “grimsel” race car in June 2016. Their latest machine bears the name “gotthard. The project is backed by the Academic Motor Sports Club Zurich (AMZ), founded in 2006 by students of ETH

Always improving

Every surgical operation has inherent risks. New technologies help to minimize these risks, with robotic assistance in eye operations or flexible tools for complex brain surgery. Medical technology is a field with very dynamic development. New devices and technologies reach the market every year. Current trends include stress reduction through advanced surgical methods, further minimization

Power Transmission Reference Guide 2017

In this issue: 2 Updated information on evolving power-transmission designs 8 2017 PTDA Update 50 Linear Guides Rails, Slides & Systems 65 Shock, Vibration Damping   Updated information on evolving power-transmission designs   POWER-TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS are core to the operation of innumerable motion designs wherever electric motors engage loads to execute machine tasks. That’s thanks

Power Electronics Handbook 2017

In this issue: 2 The tough problems in power design 8 Teardown: Inside Ikea’s smart LED bulb 28 The basics of thermistors in thermal management 43 How to be smart when selecting a fan for forced air cooling   The tough problems in power design AN ANNUAL RITUAL takes place in the upper echelons of

Crossed Roller Bearing Update Tech Tips

Download NB Ebook Crossed roller bearings provide moreaccuracy, rigidity, and weight-bearing capacity for linear motion than other commonly used friction-reducing devices such as ball bearings. And unlike ball bearings, they can support moment loads, radial forces or tilting loads.

January 2017 Digital Issue: Leadership in Engineering 2017 + More

Leadership Pages In this issue: 92 MOTION CONTROL: Step Motors expand performance capabilities 100 LINEAR MOTION: Onboard electronics make linear actuators safer and smarter 121 ELECTRONICS: Why does simultaneous sourcing/measurement matter? 132 3D CAD: Simulation is becoming democratized – at last   Leadership in Engineering When a manufacturing company listens to and truly partners with

Automotive Lighting Solutions Tech Tip

It’s safe to say that the automotive industry is in the midst of one of the greatest revolutions in its history, judging by the sheer breadth of its technological advances, all of which are taking place more or less simultaneously. Inside • Forward Lighting Takes a Mighty Leap 2 • Automotive LED Driver with On/Off

NB The FIT Series Tech Tips

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Power & energy efficiency handbook: Energy efficient doesn’t mean cost efficient

In this issue: 22 Energy efficiency in LLC resonant conversion topologies 37 Better thermal design means better efficiency   Energy efficient doesn’t mean cost efficient I once had a root cellar illuminated by a single incandescent light bulb, the kind of bulb that is being phased out thanks to energy efficiency regulations. I would use

Accurate Screw Machine achieves AS9100 REV C Certification

New Jersey-based manufacturer demonstrates its continual dedication to producing the highest quality, custom hardware, fasteners and machined components for the aerospace market. CHICAGO, IL – Accurate Screw Machine (ASM), a division of MW Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce its achievement of AS9100 Rev. C certification for its Fairfield, New Jersey manufacturing plant. AS9100 registration

Webinar: More Reliable, Lower Cost Motion Control with Ethernet

This webinar originally broadcast on Thursday, October 13, 2016.   As an integral part of the Industrial Internet of Things and an increasingly prevalent technology in factory automation, Industrial Ethernet continues to outgrow fieldbus as the dominant communications platform of the factory floor. The benefits of Industrial Ethernet over other types of control architecture are numerous.

The IoT and Cloud security measures — not as well developed as needed

Staff Report Will a fight break out over who’s responsible for securing data? Maybe. Will companies start taking security seriously? Not sure. Will design engineers need to address security before corporate management? A key component of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the cloud; that group of services

Webinar: Engineering tomorrow’s robots and drones today

This webinar was recorded on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Click Here to watch the webinar on demand.   Designers creating the new generation of robots have a bevy of options with which to craft smarter devices. Robotic devices are benefiting from technology like 3D printing, ever-smaller and ubiquitous sensors, improved vision capabilities, and refined control systems. What

Webinar: Top 5 Design Considerations for Sealing & Flow Control in Drilled Hole Applications

This webinar was originally broadcast Wednesday, October 5, 2016       This informative webinar will review design and performance considerations when selecting sealing and flow control products for use in drilled channels. The topics covered will include design considerations such as hole preparation, base materials, and finish, along with installation tips, cleanliness and other

Webinar: Cloud-based document management for manufacturers

View this webinar on demand Effective data management is critical for successful product development and manufacturing. This webinar will discuss how manufacturers can take advantage of cloud-based document management software to vault and share their CAD files and other related technical data. Attend to learn: The challenge of managing fast growing volumes of CAD files

Webinar: Data, Network & Bus Technology: From A-Z

Watch On-Demand Now! Go Here>> This Webcast originally broadcast Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:30am EDT/8:30am PDT A complete overview of data, network and bus cable technology. Explore the differences in data cable categories, Industrial Ethernet designations and installation requirements, as well as the importance of choosing the proper connector. Attendees will learn: The evolution of

Webinar: Control Schemes for Dealing with Nonlinear Mechanics

Watch Now On-Demand – Go Here>> This webinar was originally broadcast Thursday, September 22, 2016   There are many challenges when designing a motion control system. One challenge that can overwhelm many engineers is nonlinear mechanics. These mechanics can make tuning a motion control system difficult. At Galil, we pride ourselves in being able to

Webinar: Telescopic Slides for Medical Equipment and Challenging Environments

Watch on demand. The design of medical equipment presents some unique challenges including strict material compatibility selections and compact space requirements. Many of these projects require smooth and reliable guided motion that must be very compact when stored, but provide long extension during use. Aerospace and transportation applications also contain these challenges. Telescopic slides and

ON Semiconductor Wireless & Wearables Tech Tips

Download the ON Semiconductor Ebook Charging the batteries of smartphones, tablets, and other rechargeable products has become a basic life process, without which (perish the thought) we’d be “disconnected”.

Designing With Variable Displacement Axial Piston Pumps Driving Efficient Solutions

HOW DO AXIAL PISTON PUMPS WORK? One of the most common types of axial piston pumps is the swash plate in-line design. These pumps use a drive shaft to rotate a group of circular, reciprocating pistons which slide forward and backward against the swash plate. Altering the angle of the swash plate changes the displacement

When are custom couplings the best choice?

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”— an old phrase perhaps most appropriate in reference to the coupling selection of a design. With time constraints moving at the speed of commerce, designers go with what they know has worked in the past. That’s a legitimate argument. Plus, there is no reason to over-engineer the simple

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