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ELEXCON 2018 reveals a new engine for the growth of China’s electronic market
Dienstag, 3. April 2018

The preeminent Chinese electronics exhibition, ELEXCON, will be held in Shenzhen from December 20 – 22, 2018. Devoted to serving the rapid growth and transformation of electronics industries in China and the world, ELEXCON 2018 will focus on “The Intelligent Planet”. Key devices include ICs, MCUs, electronic components, power electronics, sensors and more that drive this…

Webinar: Master Coupling Selection: A Guided Journey by Bobby Watkins – April 17
Dienstag, 3. April 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT   Have you ever broken a coupling? Chances are yes, we all have. This guided coupling selection training will educate you on the pros/cons of each servo coupling style and the 12 most critical selection factors using a mix of concepts and application examples. Bobby Watkins…

ACS Motion Control’s Knowledge Center reduces engineering design time
Dienstag, 3. April 2018

ACS Motion Control has launched a new Knowledge Center that features advanced hardware and software guides and tools, as well as application and release notes to ease the motion control design and implementation processes. The Knowledge Center provides basic and advanced motion control content that helps engineers to quickly select and integrate the right solution…

Boston Dynamics’ VP of Engineering talks fluid power, 3D printing
Donnerstag, 22. März 2018

More than 650 fluid power manufacturers, users and academics have come here to Aachen, a small western German city, to talk about the future of hydraulics and pneumatics technology, as well as current R&D projects. However, last night, what everyone was talking about was robots. The closing keynote on Tuesday evening was an all-too-short talk…

New heavy-duty actuators from Southco provide remote release of multiple connected rotary latches
Donnerstag, 22. März 2018

Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has further expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of two new heavy-duty, paddle-style actuators that provide multiple points of actuation, allowing two connected rotary latches to be activated remotely by one actuator. Southco’s AC-20 and R3-22 Actuators are constructed from corrosion…

Vision app-based industrial cameras: Versatile like smartphones
Mittwoch, 21. März 2018

What would smartphones be without apps? They would be ordinary mobile phones and surely far less versatile. With IDS NXT, camera manufacturer IDS applies the app principle to industrial image processing. Users benefit from the greatest possible flexibility: they can assign their required image processing task to vision app-based cameras and sensors according to their…

Miniature sensors for precise detection in very small spaces
Mittwoch, 21. März 2018

Banner Engineering, a leading provider of technology for industrial automation, announced the release of VS8 Series Miniature Sensors for precise detection in applications with extremely limited space. Sensors in the VS8 Series have a space-saving form factor (21.1 mm x 14.6 mm x 8 mm) for use in confined spaces and near moving parts. They…

Select a low voltage, high voltage or current function module for your application
Mittwoch, 21. März 2018

North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI) announces the availability of the AD1, AD2 and AD3 Analog-to-Digital (A/D) function modules. Modules AD1, AD2 and AD3 are 12- channel A/D module(s) with (up to) 24-bit Sigma-Delta A/D converters for each individual channel with maximum programmable expected full-scale range inputs of 10V, 100V, and ±25 mA (current only) respectively.…

Sanitary flange air conveyors ease installation and cleaning
Montag, 12. März 2018

EXAIR’s new Sanitary Flange Line Vac air operated conveyors are the best way to convey materials through systems which require frequent or mandatory cleaning. The ISO 2852 compatible sanitary flanges limit areas where bacteria can grow and help prevent contamination. Made from type 316 stainless steel to provide maximum hygiene and corrosion resistance, these Line…

How to get the most out of sheet metal rapid prototyping
Montag, 12. März 2018

Proto Labs recently acquired Rapid Manufacturing, a service provider that specializes in prototyping with sheet metals.  Here’s a look at how to best work with this process for your prototyping needs.  We speak with Burke Bero, lead engineer at Rapid Manufacturing, Nashua, NH.

Design World announces winner of Generate Ideas Design Contest
Montag, 12. März 2018

Business-to-Business publisher WTWH Media, LLC, has announced that Dave King of British Columbia, Canada, has won the company’s generative design contest, with his entry detailing how to make prosthetics more comfortable. CAD programs continue to evolve to meet the needs of industry, incorporating the ever-increasing computational power available to design engineers. From their humble beginnings, these programs…

Webinar: Durable Motion for Automation and Equipment – March 27
Freitag, 2. März 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT     Motion technology based upon guide wheel technology is one of the most popular solutions for motion in automation and equipment applications because it’s capable of high duty cycles and high speeds while providing heavy load capacities with minimal maintenance. These products are designed to…

Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces CNC Quick Tip videos
Freitag, 2. März 2018

Individuals who use, sell or build machine tools with computer numerical control (CNC) products from Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. can now easily access how-to videos for quick tips on commonly asked CNC questions. Offered to end users, dealers and machine tool builders, the videos explain how to perform various functions on Mitsubishi Electric CNC products.…

Siemens SCADA/IPC Days 2018 Event introduces new products and emerging communications
Freitag, 2. März 2018

From February 19-22, 2018, at the Riverwalk Westin in San Antonio, Texas, approximately 130 people gathered for four days of product presentations, emerging technology discussions and a market trend outlook at the Siemens Factory Automation SCADA/IPC Days 2018. Members of the Siemens management, sales and support team joined their Solution Partners and a diverse assortment…

February 2018 Issue: Power Electronics Handbook
Dienstag, 27. Februar 2018

Hiring hint: Look for soft skills in young engineers Do schools teach young engineers the right skills? It is easy to find a lot of opinions on that subject from academics. It is more difficult to find assessments from experienced engineers who actually work with new grads. That’s why the comments of Richard Lukaszewski are…

19-in. rack mount and stand-alone power distribution strips are released
Dienstag, 27. Februar 2018

Hammond Manufacturing has extended its power distribution offering with an additional 12 variants of rack mounting and stand-alone 100 – 240VAC, 50/60Hz 10A power strips, designed for use with IEC power cords. For enhanced safety, two 10A resettable circuit breakers prevent overloading, and both types are available with either a double pole single throw green…

Phoenix Contact introduces Limited Lifetime Warranty
Dienstag, 27. Februar 2018

Phoenix Contact USA customers now have access to the automation industry’s most extensive limited lifetime warranty policy. The warranty applies to a wide range of Phoenix Contact products and is exclusive to U.S. customers who register and use Phoenix Contact power supplies and surge protection to protect electronics in their applications. Phoenix Contact is a…

Rexnord launches 390 Series Chain for beverage industry
Montag, 19. Februar 2018
Designed to optimize tight transfers in the beverage, food, metal container manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries, Rexnord launches the Rexnord 390 Series MatTop Chain. The 395 MatTop plastic modular chain features a flat top execution while: –Reducing product damage & loss — with an 8 mm pitch, the chain can go around a nose bar diameter…
CAD files and more, on the fly
Montag, 19. Februar 2018
More companies are developing apps for engineers to use with their smartphones. In some situations, these apps speed the engineering design process. One of the more recent app announcements comes from NB Corporation of America, which has launched NB Linear Mobile, a free app for its line of linear products. Available for iOS and Android devices, this app…
Siemens and partners sign joint charter on cybersecurity
Freitag, 16. Februar 2018
At the Munich Security Conference today, Siemens and eight partners from industry will sign the first joint charter for greater cybersecurity. Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization. In addition to Siemens and the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the companies…