Metric size steel indexing plungers with removable pin lock-out or non lock-out type

J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 817.8 Metric Size, Steel Indexing Plungers with Removable Pin Lock-out or Non Lock-out Type.       The RoHS compliant GN 817.8 indexing plungers are designed so that special versions of the indexing pins can be made economically in smaller unit quantities.

PTC, ANSYS to develop platform solution enabling digital simulation for the Industrial IoT

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research PTC and ANSYS partnered to accelerate the industry-wide move to bring engineering modeling and simulation to the Industrial IoT. Just before the start of LiveWorx 2017, PTC’s annual mega-event around all things IIoT, the two leaders agreed to develop a solution that will let ANSYS engineering simulation technology be rapidly added […]

Dassault Systèmes acquires AITAC, enhancing its Marine & Offshore portfolio

Dassault Systèmes  announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire AITAC BV, a Dutch company specialized in marine and offshore engineering software.  With this acquisition, Dassault Systèmes will further strengthen its solutions designed to bring digital transformation to the marine and offshore industry by providing cutting-edge, industry-specific technologies for its 3DEXPERIENCE platform customers. AITAC’s […]

Medical software development – where safety meets security

The medical industry is seeing increased scrutiny for both safety and security in devices. Cyber security is becoming a must-have feature. Fortunately, there is significant overlap between the practices for safety and security, and it is vital to understand both the similarities and differences between the two principles. Andrew Caples, Senior Product Manager, Embedded Systems

Create diverse IoT/cloud solutions

Advantech WISE-PaaS Marketplace Cooperates with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security, and Acronis to Enable IoT Edge Intelligence Advantech is collaborating with ARM, Microsoft, Intel Security, and Acronis on a new sharing platform – WISE-PaaS. It creates a business model that enables customers to create diverse IoT software/cloud solutions easily and quickly within a collaborative software ecosystem.

Unmanaged Ethernet switch offers twelve Gigabit Ethernet ports

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology has become popular and there are many devices that are PoE ready, such as, PoE cameras, VoIP phones, wireless radios, and access controllers. These technologies have been widely adopted in industrial markets that include automation manufacturing, security surveillance, power/utility, water wastewater treatment plants, oil/gas/mining, and transportation industries. The LNP-1604G-SFP series works well

Low profile actuator suits packaging needs

Super-flat actuators feature IP65 protection and 480V, which makes the FHA actuator well suited for machine tool, packaging, and wash-down applications. The FHA-C-H series actuators come in four sizes. FHA-C-H rotary servo actuators use Harmonic Drive precision gears combined with a performance matched brushless servo motor. Encoder options include EnDat and HIPERFACE. The FHA series

Compact eddy current sensor fits semiconductor clean room needs

Manufacturing and design industries require increasing precision of measurement, and selecting the right non-contact proximity measuring system can be essential to a successful project that stays on time and on budget. Selecting the right technology for a non-contact proximity measuring system will come down to environment and performance requirements. The primary three technologies used are

Safety system prevents unauthorized access

The LiftLok VRC safety system prevents lift operation by untrained or unauthorized personnel. A basic key switch or a more feature rich 10-key pushbutton digital keypad can be added to a mechanical or hydraulically operated Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC). Two keys are provided with the basic LiftLok keyed system while authorized lift operators can enter

Reinventing the way packages move

One of the latest advances in automated conveyance involves reinventing the way packages moved from point A to point B. The Intralox patented Activated Roller Belt (ARB) equipment brings the benefits of modular plastic belting to conveyance applications to enable greater flexibility, higher throughputs, reduced footprint, and simpler control. To maintain control and increase the

Maplesoft and ETAS announce battery cell simulator package

ETAS Inc. and Maplesoft™ today announced the release of a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Battery Cell Simulator package which satisfies the highest demands for the test and calibration of Battery Management Systems. The solution is based on Maplesoft’s efficient, high-fidelity MapleSim battery model and ETAS’ high-precision Battery Cell Simulator (BCS) BCS-LABCAR.   Suppliers of Battery Management Systems […]

Dassault Systèmes Opens North American 3DEXPERIENCE Lab

Dassault Systèmes will unveil its North American 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, a state-of-the-art open innovation laboratory and startup accelerator, at a grand opening celebration today from 3:30-6:00 p.m. on the Dassault Systèmes Waltham Campus. Announced earlier this year, the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab equips startups, entrepreneurs, students, makers and individuals from industrial innovation departments or research laboratories based anywhere […]

MGW Ltd. reduced job setup by 75% by switching to Kurt DoveLock Quick-Change Jaw System

MGW Ltd. proved the jaw system used in a workholding setup can make a huge difference in productivity. By making a shop-wide change to the Kurt DoveLock Quick Change jaw system with its machining operations, the company reduced job setup time by 75 percent, improved spindle time of at least 10 percent, and virtually eliminated

Tsubaki acquires Dia-Saw Manufacturing Ltd.

U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC is excited to announce that Tsubaki of Canada Limited of Mississauga, ON purchased Dia-Saw Manufacturing Ltd. (“Dia-Saw”) of Maple Ridge, BC. Dia-Saw started as a manufacturer of shake and shingle mill equipment and has since evolved into a leading manufacturer of sprockets and related drive components. The addition of Dia-Saw

Dorner acquires Mexico-Based Sautem

Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., announced the acquisition of Sautem, a leading designer and supplier of process automation equipment in Mexico. Dorner Mfg. Corp. is an industry leader in the design, application, manufacturing and integration of precision industrial and sanitary conveyor systems. The addition of Sautem is the latest step

LimitState:FORM V3.0 accelerates workflow

LimitState launched a new version of its design optimization software, LimitState:FORM 3.0. The new version includes major enhancements to the tool’s analysis and interactive editing capabilities. LimitState:FORM 3.0 uses layout and geometry optimization technology rather than  topology optimization technology. This means that the time taken to deliver a viable optimized design can be reduced from […]

LimitState:FORM V3.0 accelerates workflow

LimitState launched a new version of its design optimization software, LimitState:FORM 3.0. The new version includes major enhancements to the tool’s analysis and interactive editing capabilities. LimitState:FORM 3.0 uses layout and geometry optimization technology rather than  topology optimization technology. This means that the time taken to deliver a viable optimized design can be reduced from […]

VIRES acquisition by MSC Software accelerates Hexagon’s simulation portfolio and autonomous X strategy

Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research Intelligent, self-aware and situationally aware products capable of autonomous or semi-autonomous operation—reliably and without fail, under every possible set of conditions and circumstances—is fast becoming a, if not indeed the, key competitive mandate for virtually every discrete manufacturing industry today. A powerful suite of engineering modeling and simulation technologies to help […]

Protect products during delivery

A next-generation accelerometer is for long-period monitoring of the physical condition of high-value assets. With its low power capabilities, the ADXL372 micropower high-g MEMS accelerometer targets Internet of Things (IoT) solutions where shock and impact on a unit during storage, transit, or use would adversely affect its function, safety, or reliability. Representative assets include materials

More conveying options for medical applications

The SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor platform, available in an additional 85 mm width standard option, gives designers more options for applications in medical as well as packaging, food, assembly and other industries. With this addition, SmartFlex Conveyors are now available in 4 standard widths: 65 mm (2.6 in.), 85 mm (3.3 in.), 105 mm (4.1

Direct drive offers more tractive force

The MCR-T radial piston motor, for compact tracked loaders and other tracked vehicles, comes in frame size 10. This unit is approximately 20% shorter than conventional radial piston motors on the market and offers around 10% higher starting torque for more tractive force. For improved efficiency, especially over long distances, the MCR-T units also allow

High speed data transmission in harsh environments

The Max M12 product line includes board level connectors that mate to a PCB board with straight or right angle solder pins. The connectors transmit data in environments where there is high vibration, moisture, salt, dirt and debris. Applications include camera and communication systems on construction, mining and agricultural equipment. It can also be used

Neglecting function safety can cost in food processing

Jorgen Saxeryd, safety products and functional safety advisor to ABB’s food and beverage offers some tips on ensuring safety. In 2014 in the UK, a large food manufacturer had to pay a £800,000 fine after a serious industrial accident. An engineer was trapped by the machinery while examining a conveyor belt and suffered major injury

Control real time profitability

EcoStruxure Profit Advisor offers IIoT capabilities that will enable industrial customers to measure and control the profitability of their operations in real time. Developed through a partnership with Seeq, a leading provider of software and services that enable data-driven decision making, EcoStruxure Profit Advisor uses Big Data analytics to measure the financial performance of an

High speed connectivity for high performance computing systems

The SWE540 6U OpenVPX 40 Gigabit Ethernet switch provides high speed Ethernet connectivity for high performance computing solutions such as the SBC627 single board computer and the DSP282A digital signal processor. This switch helps deliver performance upgrades for the manufacturer’s pre-integrated mission ready systems. These solutions target high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications requiring the