Cool vehicle tech on display at Detroit’s 2017 North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is known for hosting debuts of new-model vehicles. But some of the more interesting technical developments at the show don’t appear on the vehicles that get the lion’s share of the press coverage. What follows are some of the vehicles we noticed that seemed to host noteworthy powertrain

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New Anti-Static Ion Air Cannon is CE, UL and RoHS Certified

EXAIRs new Ion Air Cannon eliminates static electricity and cleans at distances up to 15 feet, with no moving parts. It is ideal for bench-tops, machine mounting, and those “hard to reach” spaces that require a concentrated flow of static eliminating ions. This engineered product has undergone independent laboratory tests to certify it meets the

HIWIN HQ Moves to New Location – Expands for Business Growth

As a result of HIWIN America’s continued success and growth in the Americas, the corporation will be relocating its US based headquarters to a new, larger location in Huntley, Illinois. Scheduled to open in February 2017, the new building will house a large machining facility, labs for Quality, Engineering/R&D and Training, and a high-efficiency warehousing

J.W. Winco Now Offers Stainless Steel Square Weldable Cam Action Indexing Plungers

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 612.3 Stainless Steel Square Weldable Cam Action Indexing Plungers. These RoHS compliant cam action indexing plungers are best utilized when the pin needs to be retracted. When the lever arm is rotated 180°, the pin retracts into the indexing plunger

Eplan Harness proD 2.6: New tools and conveniences

The EPLAN Harness proD version 2.6is intuitive 3D/2D software that covers all of today´s requirements for convenient, high quality wiring and wire harness engineering. New features include enhanced automatic wire dimensioning and intuitive routing of wires with predefined lengths. Open interfaces allow for true collaboration between mechanical and electrical engineering. In addition, version 2.6 delivers

Osborn introduces needle rollers to load runners division

Osborn has introduced a line of Needle Roller Cam Followers to its Load Runners division. Osborn’s 191 SKUs of Needle Rollers are available in a standard range of sizes. Needle Rollers are lightweight and because of the rollers’ low sectional height, can handle high radial load capacities. Other advantages of Needle Rollers include improved mechanical […]

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Additive lays the foundation for full production

This year, nearly all the major vendors introduced additive machines capable of building parts in production quantities. Here are 11 of the major introductions. 1. Building bigger parts Stratasys Ltd. launched its Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator, which uses Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) to produce very long parts by turning the Z axis on its side. The […]

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Webinar: Servo System Design Best Practices Using PC-based Control Technology – February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST This educational webinar will cover a range of PC-based control software tools that can be used for highly efficient motion system design. Best practices will be reviewed from servomotor sizing, to motion profile creation, to configuration of a motion system based on an application’s requirements

R+W releases the STB safety coupling with bellows coupling connection

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R+W brings heavy duty torque overload protection to dynamic precision applications with the new STB series safety coupling. Featuring a ball-detent safety element system, which disconnects drivelines within milliseconds of a torque overload event, this version offers  precision transfer of motion and torque by using a symmetrically formed, torsionally rigid stainless steel bellows for the […]

Ambri reaches milestone in commercializing liquid metal batteries for grid scale storage

The “Beta Core” energy storage system provides 20 kWh with a peak capacity of 6 kW and contains 432 cells or batteries.

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Taking the first steps toward condition based maintenance

Many utilities are making the transition to a condition based maintenance strategy.

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Quality control questions to ask your low-volume manufacturer

Low-volume manufacturing companies are pushing the boundaries of manufacturing. Asking them a few key questions will help ensure quality results. Gordon Styles Star Prototype Manufacturing Co., Ltd China Low-volume manufacturing generally refers to the production of 50 to 100,000 maximum parts, depending on the process, tooling and materials being used. It lets product developers take

Configurable 3D CAD product downloads from Miki Pulley

If you’re looking for Miki couplings, brakes, or clutches, Miki Pulley has CAD downloads available on its website: This 3D model interface delivers an intuitive, faceted search so customers can find a solution quickly. To select the correct product, you enter the product type. The search will provide varying degrees of performance criteria, sizes, […]

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Environmental Sensor Kits for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ) is an essential aspect of a smart (or any) building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC ) system – especially as the sealing to minimize cooling or heating leakage has improved.  One recent study found that well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) resulted in […]

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Disengaging torque limiter with automatic re-engagement from Mayr

Mayr’s new EAS®-reverse is a disengaging torque limiter on which all functional processes can be automated through the drive. It’s easy to handle, permits long run-out times and re-engages again through slow backwards rotation. A housing also makes the clutch resistant to dust or spray water, making it suitable for use in tough environments. In […]

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Cleaning Up Designs Before 3D Printing

Efforts continue to make 3D printing happen as smoothly as pressing the “print” command on a Word document. Problem is, the computer-aided models and designs created for 3D have to be cleaned up to ensure they can be properly printed. That is, the designer has to make sure parts of the geometry don’t needlessly overlap […]

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Trump era will likely have mixed effects on, says LeClairRyan energy attorneys

Will President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, along with hundreds of years’ worth of clean coal, translate into a huge boon for the U.S. energy sector?

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Securing network devices with IEC 62443-4-2 standard—what you should know

As the Industrial IoT continues to expand, more and more devices are being connected to networks. securing

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Stackpole’s MG / MGM Series Axial Leaded Metal Glaze Resistors For 0.25W to 3W Applications

The MG / MGM Series from Stackpole is a high voltage thru hole resistor product with resistance values from 1K ohms up to 1G ohm. The metal glaze element provides working voltages ranging from 1600V up to 7000V, tolerances as low as 1% and 100 ppm TCR. This makes the MG / MGM Series ideal

Steel, Aluminum, or Stainless Steel Split Set Collars with Adjustable Hand Lever Available from J.W. Winco

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now has available GN 706.4 Steel, Aluminum, or Stainless Steel Split Set Collars in metric sizes with Adjustable Hand Levers for tool-less clamping. The split set collars can safely and simply be assembled with high clamping forces via the adjustable lever without damaging

Applied Motion Products releases StepSERVO drives and motors with EtherCAT communications

Applied Motion Products, Inc. now offers a new series of drives and motors with EtherCAT communications. These new products utilize Applied Motion’s StepSERVO technology which combines the high torque capabilities of step motors with the closed loop dynamic control of servo systems. The result is a motor and drive solution that operates more quietly and efficiently, […]

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Version 14 of TIA Portal is here

Version 14 (V14) of the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal shortens the time to market for machine manufacturers. This package focuses on diagnostics, virtual commissioning and multi-users. The technology update has enhanced energy management and motion control, cloud connectivity, and digital twin for virtual commissioning. Cloud-based engineering helps users access the ‘plant controller’ from their […]

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CFD for Solid Edge

Mentor Graphics FloEFD is an embedded computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution for Solid Edge software from Siemens. Users can simulate fluid flow in their design process. When used during the design process, it can reduce overall time to a solution by as much a 65%-75%. FloEFD CFD solution automates many CFD steps, which include transferring […]

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Smart wiring software

The Eplan Smart Wiring software opens new perspectives for wiring switchgear systems. A key feature is the system’s simplicity: the clearly arranged, touch-optimized user interface is suitable for mobile devices. The system includes step-by-step directions for the wirer. No schematic is necessary for wiring – thus making any interpretation of such complex documentation redundant. EPLAN […]

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The case for case carburized bearings in wind turbines

Case-carburized bearings have distinct advantages over through-hardened versions. Case studies presented here suggest properties to request in the specification for gearbox replacement bearings.

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