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Hengstler absolute encoder helps harvesting technology

In Germany alone, over 10 million tons of potatoes are harvested each year. Worldwide, the total even exceeds 341M tons. More than 80 years ago, Grimme developed the first potato harvesting machine. A great deal has happened since that time, and now Grimme is the world market leader in potato harvesting technology. Besides the actual […]

Kisters Enhances 3DViewStation with Real Time Materials Rendering Functions

Kisters North America has released version 2017 of its 3DViewStation Desktop, a powerful 3D CAD viewer and universal viewer for engineers and designers. The new version features several updates, including real time materials rendering function. Known for its modern user-interface, high performance viewing, advanced analysis and integration capabilities into leading systems, 3DViewStation ships with current […]

May 2017 Digital Issue: Medical software development – where safety meets security + more

In this issue: 76 Medical software development 56 Equivalent dynamic load and L10 life ratings for linear-motion setups 64 Designing with pneumatic clutches and brakes 86 LEDs light up industrial enclosures     Plan for vanishing jobs now Disappearing jobs isn’t a new thing. With the passage of time, jobs that were once steady, dependable

Proportional directional spool valves Tech Tips

Download Hawe Ebook Proportional directional spool valves are a type of directional valve. They control the direction of movement and the velocity of individual or multiple hydraulic consumers actuated simultaneously. Control is independent of the load and continuous.

Motion System Trends Issue: 2017 Trends in Motion + More

In this issue: 08 No respect for manufacturing jobs 26 New applications drive ballscrew developments 86 Trends in linear guides rails, slides & systems 2017 TRENDS IN MOTION EDITORIAL: Thank you, Online Shoppers (for driving automation) Do you regularly get packages on your doorstep crisscrossed in a telltale black tape that doubles as a harbinger of satisfaction derived from a

Internet of Things Handbook Issue: How Mr. Robot hacked the IoT + more

In this issue: 02 Will connected homes catch on? Reality doesn’t match the marketing. 16 Who is after big data? 23 The new face of machinery 35 Thwarting hackers on the IoT   Will connected homes catch on? Reality doesn’t match the marketing. Many of the applications envisioned as part of the internet of things

Moving Energy Made Easy: Tips and Tricks for designing with cable carriers Tech Tips

Download igus Ebook Cable carriers are the lifeline of modern machinery. Industrial cables and hoses transmit energy, data, and fluids from their source throughout moving machinery, and are subject to external stresses that are commonplace in environments of an industrial nature.

April 2017 Digital Issue: Effects of PID and machine parameters on positioning system performance + more

In this issue: 46 Fighting Cancer with precision motion control 54 Effects of PID and machine parameters on positioning system performance 82 Making WirelessHART truly wireless 94 6 bearing killers and how to stop them     Making technical education more local   Talk to many component manufacturers and you’ll hear the phrase “local for

March 2017 Digital Issue: Ethernet from the ground up + more

In this issue: 86 Ethernet from the ground up 56 Difference between drum motors and gear motors for food conveying 66 How to select your next clutch & brake 76 Developing a mixed safety-critical IIoT robotic arm   The creative power of big data Big Data, for all of its being touted across the manufacturing

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

Download NB Ebook NB’s FIT Series of slide bush and shaft assemblies optimize clearance between shaft and bush. NB’s precision manufacturing assures customers the best clearance for their needs.

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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