cMT-3072 and cMT-3103: Smart human machine interface (HMI)

Weintek now offers two new cMT series HMIs — the Weintek cMT-3072 and cMT3103. The cMT series models bring unprecedented visual experience with easy-to-edit project screens and built in window transition effects — plus support powerful connectivity, including MQTT and OPC UA, direct connection with data base, and more than 300 communication protocols. With the

Beckhoff Automation Introduces TwinCAT Vision Software

Beckhoff Automation today announced the incorporation of comprehensive image processing capabilities into its PC-based control system with new TwinCAT Vision software. TwinCAT unites a comprehensive range of machine functionality – PLC, motion control, robotics, high-end measurement technology, IoT, HMI and now machine vision – all in an end-to-end engineering and control platform. With this level of integration, TwinCAT Vision eliminates

Connectors get a new outer shell design

The outer shell for the widely used Lemo S Series connector has been redesigned with an iconic “chocolate block” look. The S Series uses the half-moon insert configuration and is fully compatible with the existing S Series connectors that have been commercially available since the early 1960s. Both the straight plug and free receptacle now […]

Motion Canada earns SKF certifications

Motion Industries has announced that its Motion Canada TechCan Services in Edmonton, Alberta, has recently been authorized as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Gearboxes, as well as an SKF Certified Rebuilder – Conveyor Pulleys. SKF associates audited TechCan Services and presented certification signifying that TechCan had met all the necessary criteria, with the emphasis on […]

Edge Computing System MICA integrates wireless sensors

HARTING`s compact yet powerful edge computing system MICA (Modular Industrial Computing Architecture) now offers wireless functionality. HARTING teamed with Arrow Electronics, a member of the, to develop the MICA Wireless Sensor Networks solution that adds wireless communications to the machine-monitoring system. The two companies unveiled this MICA enhancement at this week’s SPS IPC Drives

Dorner’s New Responsive, Multilingual Website Brings Interactive Experience to Global Customers

Dorner’s new website at features a professional, responsive design, placing the world of conveyor systems at the fingertips of users on the go. Dorner’s newly revamped website features a more modern, user-friendly interface for better functionality and customer support. Customers will find the site even easier to use and navigate, and the site is fully responsive,

Fried Vancraen to be next AMUG Innovators Award recipient

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) announced Fried Vancraen, founder and CEO of Materialise, as the recipient of its esteemed Innovators Award. The award is bestowed on those that have cultivated innovative ideas that in turn have advanced the additive manufacturing industry. The Innovators Award will be presented at the 2018 AMUG Conference, which is […]

New brushless motor from Portescap delivers balance of speed, torque

Portescap has expanded their new Ultra EC range of brushless motors with the introduction of the 22ECP35 two pole brushless DC motor. As part of the Ultra EC platform of brushless slotless mini motion solutions, these motors offer 30% more continuous torque and 100% more power over similar comparative motors without compromising the smooth operation […]

Dunkermotoren upgrades dMove motor design

Dunkermotoren continues to develop and refine their product offering with their new BLDC motor design. The BG 65 (S) from Dunkermotoren is probably the most sold industrial DC servomotor with completely integrated motor electronics. With the BG 65/ BG 66 dMove Dunkermotoren launches successor products now. The outward appearance of this series with simple control

Rexnord introduces its Smart Coupling

Rexnord has announced its Smart Coupling, part of its portfolio of connected products featuring the IIoT Smart Tag Solution. Its Coupling & Shaft Solutions products, including Elastomeric, Disc, Grid, and Gear Coupling products as well as Torque Limiters, are used in a variety of applications across numerous industries in the Energy, Industrial Equipment and Material […]

6 challenges to understand before starting a wearable medical device project

Before you start a medical wearable device project, consider the following challenges and suggestions on how to address them. Diana Eitzman, Ph.D. and Kris Godbey Skin is unlike any other substrate. It sweats, grows hair, secretes oil, harbors bacteria, constantly sheds old cells, regenerates new ones and changes with health, environment and age – characteristics

Magnus René, CEO and Johan Brandt, CFO leave Arcam

Magnus René, President and CEO of Arcam AB and Johan Brandt, CFO and deputy CEO have both chosen to terminate their respective employment agreements with the Company. Magnus René has been CEO of Arcam since 2001 and Johan Brandt has been CFO of the Company since 2012. Magnus René has a notice period of 6 […]

Gearbox with near-full contact of meshing gears increases riveting rate for robotic fuselage assembly

The newest high-torque gearbox offering from WITTENSTEIN offers extreme torsional rigidity and the world’s first zero-backlash operation for applications that need superior precision in output motion. In contrast with other gear offerings that transmit power over lines of contact on gear teeth, meshing gears in the Galaxie make almost full-surface contact. This allows for tooth […]

Bearings help improve bone fracture operations

In a project called “Smart Drill,” students from Germany’s Bremen Institute of Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) developed an attachment for a medical drill with the goal of improving the safety of bone fracture operations. When fixing a fracture in osteosynthesis, or by means of surgically uniting the ends of the fracture, it […]

MW Industries Aerospace Solutions: Metal components for aerospace

MW Industries, a leading provider of highly-engineered springs, couplings, specialty fasteners, machined parts and other precision metal components, has announced the launch of MW Aerospace Solutions to help address the specific needs of Tier 1 and OEMs in the aerospace and defense industry. MW Aerospace Solutions designs and manufactures springs, fasteners, and related products for

Environmentally sealed connectors for harsh environments

ITT Cannon, Irvine, Cal., recently introduced a high-performance, ruggedized and cost-effective cable-to-cable connector series for reliable connections in harsh environments. The CTC Series is reportedly a simple-to-install, low-maintenance cable-to-cable interconnect suitable for a wide variety of less-than-ideal vehicle applications where reliable signal circuits are critical to operating performance. The CTC Series uses the industry-proven Trident T2P […]

Emerson Bearing Boston expands line of split bearings

Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) markets around the world, has expanded their line of Split Roller Bearings. Used in a variety of applications, from food processing and steel manufacturing to power generation and water treatment facilities, Split Roller Bearings offer great versatility […]

Timken deep groove ball bearings now available

A full range of metric deep groove ball bearings is now available from The Timken Company. The portfolio includes standard, thin section, narrow, wide, miniature and extra-small deep groove ball bearings from 3 to 400 mm bore sizes. Reducing noise and vibration in electric motors is a challenge in many industries, and quiet-running bearings are […]

Freudenberg’s S4 cassette seal for agricultural equipment

Maximum efficiency under extreme operating conditions is crucial for agricultural machinery. The equipment has to function as long and reliably as possible, whether it is used in demanding temperatures, in water and mud, or in dust-filled fields. That’s because downtime and malfunctions, especially during sowing and harvesting, lead to major reductions in profitability. Freudenberg Sealing […]

November fundings, acquisitions and IPOs

Twenty-two different startups were funded in November cumulatively raising $782 million, down a bit from the $862 million in October. The big $400 million funding for UBTech and the $55 million for TuSimple were the only two fundings over $50 million and they were both for Chinese startups with funding from Chinese VC firms. Six…

How does cabling contribute to servomotor electrical noise problems?

The sources of electrical noise can be varied, but one of the most common sources is from the high-frequency signals generated by variable frequency drives (VFDs.) This noise, called electromagnetic interference (EMI), can be picked up through cabling. Cables themselves can be manufactured with special shielding to guard against EMI issues. The purpose of cable […]

PTDA Foundation introduces PT WORK Force

Recruiting, hiring, retaining and training employees continues to be an overwhelming challenge for industrial distributors. With a focus on developing resources to assist power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) employers in these critical areas, the PTDA Foundation Board of Trustees will launch the PT WORK Force initiative in 2018. PT WORK Force (where WORK stands for Workforce […]

Hirose’s compact I/O connctor provides PCB space savings of up to 75%

Hirose has developed a rugged I/O connector that combines a small robust design with high-speed data transmission capabilities that enables industrial equipment advancements in smart manufacturing. The IX Series connector reduces installation space by up to 75% compared to RJ45 solutions, and up to 28% compared to competing snap-in I/O connectors. Supporting CAT5e and CAT6a

Concept Laser begins building an additive manufacturing campus

With today’s groundbreaking, GE and Concept Laser lay the foundation for a new facility in Lichtenfels, Germany. In the future, the 3D Campus will unite research and development along with production, service, and logistics. The new offices should be ready for move-in early 2019, and around 40,000 square meters will provide room for about 500 […]

UL listed fiber-optic patch cables

Phoenix Contact, Middletown, Pa., now offers UL listed fiber-optic patch cables. The patch cables (including both cable and connector) are said to be the first of their type to meet ANSI/UL Standard 746C, which describes special requirements for plastic materials used in electrical or electronic applications. These patch cables range from transmission categories OM1 through […]