Bishop-Wisecarver Appoints Ringball Corporation Exclusive Canadian Master Distributor

Pittsburg, CA — Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee® guide wheel and industry leader in guided motion technology, has appointed Ringball Corporation as the Canadian Master Distributor for its full line of linear motion products.The exclusive agreement also includes Ringball distribution of HepcoMotion® product lines. With five Ringball branches and their network of authorized

NKK Switches Ultra-Miniature Toggle, Rocker, and Pushbutton Devices

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 2007) – NKK Switches, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of electromechanical switches, announces the G, GB, GB2 GW series of ultra-miniature toggle, rocker and pushbutton devices, which all feature NKK’s award-winning Sliding Twin Crossbar (STC) contact mechanism. This extensive line up of ultra-miniature devices offers engineers the flexibility and

Lambda AC-DC 300W Series Power Supplies

Lambda has expanded its popular NV family of configurable AC-DC power supplies, adding a product series that supplies 300W. The new NV-300 series is especially suitable for use in high-density medical, data communications, and test-and-measurement equipment. Units measure a compact 3.75 x 7.25 x 1.34 in., making them compatible with 1U enclosures. They can provide

Fourth Straight Year of Growth for Bosch Rexroth

Lohr, Germany — Bosch Rexroth AG, parent company of Bosch Rexroth Corporation (Hoffman Estates, IL, increased sales in 2006 by 7.1 percent to approximately $6.2 billion (4.9 billion Euros). The company achieved this growth in all technology fields and in all regions. Under the brand name of Rexroth, the company offers all drive and

MSC.Software Moves Multi-Discipline Simulation to the Next Level

SANTA ANA, Calif. – March 19, 2007 – MSC. Software Corp., a leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions and services, today announced the release of MD Adams, a new addition to its MD Solutions suite which adds integrated multi-body dynamics, structural, and controls systems simulation capabilities. MD Adams enables powerful extensions to system simulation

New Bison Gear AC Motor Brochure

St. Charles, IL – March 20, 2007- Bison Gear & Engineering announces a new, six-page brochure that details its new line of AC motors. It is custom designed for industrial and commercial duty OEM applications and includes outline drawings for three versions each of the new 34 frame (3.39 in. dia.) and 49 frame (4.91

New eBook: What’s New in AutoCAD 2008?

Abbotsford, BC Canada, – upFront. eZine Publishing, Ltd. “What’s New? AutoCAD 2008” PDF ebook is for everyone wondering about, and competitors worrying over, AutoCAD 2008 and its new feature lists. This 110-page PDF ebook details changes in Autodesk’s latest release of its AutoCAD flagship software. “What’s New? AutoCAD 2008” covers these aspects of the new

New Module Adds Web-Based System Access to CompactLogix PAC.

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Allen-Bradley EWEB module for the CompactLogix Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) gives network and Web connectivity for simplified remote data monitoring, data sharing, and troubleshooting, bringing large-machine capabilities to control system applications with less than 2,000 I/O nodes. CompactLogix leverages the Logix Control Platform, featuring a common control engine, common programming

J. W. Winco Offers Folding Cabinet U-Handles

By Design World NEW BERLIN, WI – J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, offers metric size Folding Cabinet U-Handles. The handle is used in applications where the handle must not protrude more than 3mm when in the folded position. It is made of chrome-plated steel, and the recessed tray underneath

Yaskawa Sigma II Expansion Amplifier

Waukegan, Ill. — Yaskawa Electric America, Inc is pleased to announce the expansion of the Sigma II Series servo system with the Sigma FSP amplifier. FSP stands for Flexible ServoPack and is built on the proven Sigma II SGDH amplifier power platform. This new amplifier provides built-in position control for simple indexing applications, electronic gearing,

Multidiscipline Simulation Solutions from MSC.Software

ANTA ANA, Calif. – March 13, 2007 – MSC. Software Corp., announced the release of MD Solutions R2 (MD R2), the newest installment of the company’s line of multidiscipline enterprise simulation solutions. MD R2 gives engineers an integrated, multidiscipline simulation to speed design efficiency and drive early design validation. It also gives manufacturers insight into

SpaceClaim Launches 3D Mechanical Design Software

CONCORD, MA – 14 March 2007 – SpaceClaim Corporation today announced the launch of its flagship product, SpaceClaim Professional 2007.  SpaceClaim bridges the gap between designers and those in the extended product development team-such as suppliers, manufacturing engineers, analysis engineers, and engineering management-who lack access or time to master the designers’ 3D CAD system. To

Definite Purpose Contactors

February 23, 2007 – Buffalo Grove, IL – Carlo Gavazzi, a leading manufacturer of industrial automation products, introduces a new line of Definite Purpose Contactors. The CGDP Series contactors are rated to 50 amp for resistive loads and come in one pole, one pole plus shunt, two pole, and three pole configurations. Contactors are UL

Illuminate the invisible

Engineers have several choices to sense the presence of objects or information: machine vision systems and photoelectric sensors have been common selections. Recently, manufacturers have enhanced UV sensor capabilities, improving feedback, speed, range, and setup, which make them suitable for many of the same applications as machine vision systems and other sensors. In addition, UV

Cartridge motors deliver power with style

By Tom England As Cartridge DDR direct drive rotary motors become more affordable, many OEM designers are turning to this technology for simpler, more reliable, and virtually maintenance-free machines. This Cartridge DDR rotary servo motor family represents a new approach to direct drives. They embrace the advantages of frameless direct drive motors but are as

Design Rules

Design rules Numerous books and courses are available that systematically cover Project and Product Design Procedures, so I expect every engineer to know how to attack a new consumer or industrial product design and carry it through to successful completion. But with countless new products I have studied and purchased recently, I find that most

Noran Partners With Topologica

Noran Engineering, Inc., a developer and global supplier of Nastran finite element analysis (FEA) software, announced that Topologica Solutions of Montreal, Canada has signed a Distribution Agreement for its portfolio of engineering analysis and simulation software in Canada. Topologica Solutions provides engineering services to the aerospace, electronics, automotive, consumer products, marine, and heavy equipment industries.

Metric Incremental Encoders Ready for Quick Delivery

BEI Industrial Encoders, Goleta, CA, is an operation of Custom Sensors & Technologies, Inc. — BEI Industrial Encoders announces the addition of metric incremental encoders to its product line. Model M58 is a 58 mm diameter industrial grade metric incremental encoder. Its unique combination of high performance and flexibility provides a wide range of options

Del-Tron DL Series Linear Actuators

New Del-Tron DL series linear actuators save space, have a fast and simple assembly, long life, and competitive price. The rigid enclosed aluminum box structure provides a compact envelope that incorporates the linear bearing and drive mechanism. Integrating all components into a single unit that includes the motor mount saves assembly time and eliminates jobbing

New Field Junction Boxes from Pepperl+Fuchs

TWINSBURG, OH – Pepperl+Fuchs introduces a new family of Field Junction Box solutions for fieldbus installations. Field Junction Boxes facilitate quick and easy mounting of Pepperl+Fuchs Segment Protector and Field Barrier fieldbus wiring components, terminators, spur connectors, and surge protection devices. Standard Field Junction Box designs reduce engineering costs and satisfy the requirements of most

MicroJammer Brushless DC Blowers

Microjammer variable-speed, brushless DC blowers have been newly engineered for increased life, reduced vibration, and improved performance. These low-voltage, 12/24 Vdc blowers are used in a wide range of medical and industrial applications, including respiratory equipment, cooling systems, and air sampling equipment. Their redesigned bearing system contributes to longer life, and a rear-balancing disk significantly

Maxon Motors Launches New Book

Fall River, MA – maxon precision motors, a market leader in the development of micro DC drives, announces the introduction of its latest release from the maxon academy series; “Selection of High-Precision Microdrives.”  The book is part of the Maxon Academy Series written by Dr. Urs Kafader and scheduled to be released in May 2007.Permanent magnet

Lambda PCB-Mount AC-DC Power Supplies

Lambda introduces a series of single-output 5- to 15-watt AC-DC power supplies designed for direct mounting on a printed circuit board (PCB).  Small and lightweight, the new KPS series supplies are ideal for use in a wide variety of applications, such as process control, test-and-measurement, and portable equipment. Units come in three different power levels

IndraMotion for Metal Forming from Bosch Rexroth

(Hoffman Estates, IL) – With the IndraMotion for Metal Forming solution suite, Rexroth offers reliable, economical and scalable performance.  The Bosch Rexroth IndraMotion for Metal Forming Roll Feed system is a new, ready-made motion control solution for roll feed applications. The system contains all of the pre-defined, user-activated functions needed for specific applications, such as

Linear Actuators

J.W. Winco, Inc. offers metric Linear Actuators with left or right hand thread. The actuators have guide tubes of chrome plated precision steel, with gun metal follower nuts and plastic end caps.  The tubes are also available in stainless steel.  Tubes come in a variety of diameters and travel lengths from 65 to 315 mm.