Surface mount fasteners go with the flow

by Leon M. Attarian, PennEngineering Switching to surface mount spacers reduces hardware requirements and simplifies installation. Application challenge: One of Penn Engineering’s manufacturing customers was constantly experiencing production delays for an application where printed circuit boards were mounted to daughter boards in a line card for optical fiber telecom equipment. Line cards are modular electronic

Lubricants play critical role in space applications

Satellites must operate around the clock in a harsh and extreme environment. While they seem to glide gracefully through space, reaction wheels inside are constantly spinning at high speed to provide small but precise adjustments for the position and altitude. Essentially, the reaction wheel is a flywheel, where torque is applied to a single axis

Make the right choice for metal coating for the right application

by Alan Cain, Group Leader/Research Chemist, Chemline, Inc. Metals make it possible to have a variety of products, such as industrial production equipment, automobiles, aircraft, or consumer electronics. The corrosion metals are subject to, however, is a problem. Preventive measures, such as the right coating, can delay or eliminate corrosion. The annual cost of corrosion

Mentor Graphics announces new FloTHERM product

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announce the newest version of its FloTHERM® product. The FloTHERM product was developed to quickly identify potential thermal issues early in the design…

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Master Electronics expands offerings to include Amphenol Industrial Operations

Master Electronic has added the Amphenol Industrial Operations group to their extensive Amphenol Brand offerings. “Amphenol has been manufacturing connectors since 1932. We are proud Amphenol Industrial Operations…

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Speak at RAPID 2016

You are invited to share your innovative research, case study, or application at RAPID 2016, North America’s largest and most respected additive manufacturing conference. SME’s RAPID event plays…

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Cicoil opens new office in South Carolina

Based on growing demand for its flexible flat cable products in the Southeastern region of the USA, Cicoil is pleased to announce the opening of a new sales…

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OMRON Corporation to acquire Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc.

OMRON Corporation announced its entry into a stock purchase agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. of California, which will result in Delta…

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Industrial robotics see more consideration of kinematics

by Lisa Eitel, Senior Editor, @DW_LisaEitel In today’s advanced manufacturing environment, it would be hard to find a production facility that hasn’t implemented robotics in some process or…

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Wide-band instruments in the 5G Era

by David Hall, Principal Product Manager, RF and Wireless Communications, National Instruments, Corp. Just a decade ago, signal analyzers with 20 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth were considered state-of-the-art….

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Wide-band instruments in the 5G Era

by David Hall, Principal Product Manager, RF and Wireless Communications, National Instruments, Corp. Just a decade ago, signal analyzers with 20 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth were considered state-of-the-art….

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Better materials for better antennas

by Kathleen Fasenfest, Senior Electrical Engineer, Antenna Products, TE Connectivity (TE) Aerospace Defense & Marine Thanks to improved materials and novel processing, antennas today can be lighter, smaller…

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How to sniff out EMC problems

by Alan Lowne, President, Saelig Co. Inc. It pays to do preliminary studies before sending products off to the test lab for electromagnetic compatibility problems. An engineer in…

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PCL61x4 series high-performance servo/stepper controller chips from Nippon Pulse

Nippon Pulse has released its newest series of motion controller chips, the PCL61x4 Series. PCL61x4 is a series of two high-performance servo/stepper controller chips: the PCL6114 single-axis chip…

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Elmo Launches Super Compact Servo Drive for 480VAC

Elmo Motion Control will introduce at the SIAF exhibition the new “smallest on earth” servo drive that operates directly from the 480VAC at SIAF 2015, Guangzhou, China, on…

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Hygienic HLAE Gearbox Meets 3-A Sanitary Standards

Neugart USA’s hygienic HLAE gearbox is the world’s first planetary gearbox certified to 3-A Sanitary Standards. Neugart products meeting this stringent certification for hygienic equipment design include the…

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NANO Gold Twitter servo drive from Elmo Motion Control

Elmo Motion Control will exhibit a variety of powerful servo drives with advanced networking and intelligence especially suited for automated packaging machines at MC4 2015, Palazzo dei Congressi,…

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New line of fractured race spherical bearings from QA1

QA1 Precision Products, Inc., is excited to release its new line of fractured race spherical bearings. Ideally suited for high wear and increased load applications in industrial markets,…

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100-V forward converter outputs regulated 12 V without optocoupling

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8310, a primary-side synchronous forward controller. The LT8310 operates over an input voltage range of 6V to 100V, is targeted for power levels…

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High Current-Density Mega-Fit Power Connectors from Molex

Molex Incorporated continues to build on its innovative family of power products with the Mega-Fit power connector. This wire-to-board, mid-range product line fills a significant power void in…

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Bodine Expands Parallel Shaft FX Gearmotors with AC Models

Bodine Electric Company announced that it has expanded its FX line of parallel shaft gearmotors to include AC models. The all-new 42R6-FX combines Bodine’s new, 3-wire reversible 42R…

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Single-cable Designs Cure Wiring Woes

By Chris Gottlieb and Mike Schweiner, Global Product Managers, Rockwell Automation A look at four ways that single-cable motion solutions can simplify system design. Have complex cabling systems…

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GAM Announces Record Shipping Month in September

GAM announces a record shipping month in September 2013. In the early part of 2013 amidst a cloud of economic uncertainty, GAM made considerable capital investments to help…

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Industry’s First FPGA-based 80Gbps NIC from Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is showcasing the industry’s first FPGA-based 80Gbps NIC solution with integrated Traffic Manager ™ and an implementation of an FPGA connecting to the new…

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Koch Industries to Buy Molex

Molex Incorporated (NASDAQ: MOLX, MOLXA announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Koch Industries, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Koch…

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