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Webinar: Hygienic machine design — Motors, conveyors, and more for automation setups for cleanliness and safety – April 25, 2017
22 March 2017

Join us for a free, live webinar on April 25th at 2pm EST.     In this webinar, OEMs and plant design engineers will learn about today’s standards and motion-component offerings for hygienic machine design — including enclosures and self-contained subsystems; motor morphologies including hub motors to streamline the physical design of equipment; and conveyor

Webinar: From Obvious to Imaginative: A Master Class in Heavy Duty Vee Rings and Rotary Applications – April 26, 2017
22 March 2017

Join us for a free webinar on April 26th at 2pm EST.     Heavy duty vee rings are an excellent motion solution. Many applications benefit from the smooth motion and versatility that vee rings provide. Curved and rotary motion is useful almost everywhere form industrial automation to artistic projects.   Heavy duty vee rings are

Kitagawa NorthTech Offers Turnkey, Custom Engineered Workholding Services
22 March 2017

Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc., the most trusted leader and of standard chucks, advanced chucks, cylinders, steady rests and workholding accessories, provides turnkey, custom engineered workholding services. Renowned for their standard and advanced chucks, the company also provides design, engineering, workholding manufacturing, assembly, testing, inspection, documentation, installation, and training. Whether a machine shop is experiencing a productivity

New 380 Series Pressure/Vacuum Pumps
16 March 2017

Gardner Denver THOMAS is pleased to announce the release of its newly developed 380 series variants: 380CE32 (115/60/1), 380CS32 (100/50/60/1) (380CUU32 (230/50/1) coming soon). These oil-less single WOB-L® piston units can be used for pressure or vacuum operation and are engineered to be versatile and reliable for a wide array of market applications, ranging from

Dorner Announces Partnership with EQT Mid Market
15 March 2017

Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., FlexMove, and Geppert-Band has announced a new partnership with the EQT Mid Market US fund (“EQT Mid Market”). Dorner Mfg. Corp. was founded by the Dorner brothers in 1966. What started as a small tool and die shop has evolved to become an industry leader

OKW’s New EVOTEC Designer Table-Top Instrument Enclosures
15 March 2017

OKW has launched its new EVOTEC designer table-top plastic enclosures for tough working environments. Applications include measurement and control engineering, IT, medical, laboratory and environmental technology. EVOTEC can also be wall mounted for access control. These smart new enclosures feature elegant and ergonomic soft contours but are built to be robust. They are molded from

Power Transmission Reference Guide 2017
02 March 2017

In this issue: 2 Updated information on evolving power-transmission designs 8 2017 PTDA Update 50 Linear Guides Rails, Slides & Systems 65 Shock, Vibration Damping   Updated information on evolving power-transmission designs   POWER-TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS are core to the operation of innumerable motion designs wherever electric motors engage loads to execute machine tasks. That’s thanks

Power Electronics Handbook 2017
02 March 2017

In this issue: 2 The tough problems in power design 8 Teardown: Inside Ikea’s smart LED bulb 28 The basics of thermistors in thermal management 43 How to be smart when selecting a fan for forced air cooling   The tough problems in power design AN ANNUAL RITUAL takes place in the upper echelons of

When bearings don’t work up to their potential
02 March 2017

By Steve Katz, Action Bearing Boston Emerson Bearing Boston Edited by Mike Santora When specifying the correct bearing to use in an application, there are critical factors to take into consideration such as: · Envelope dimensions · Axial and Radial loads to be carried · Speed limits · Inch or Metric design · Lubrication criteria […]

Schneider Electric Enables Smart Control with EcoStruxure Control Advisor Software
13 February 2017

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has added a new enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and control optimization software to its PES and Foxboro Evo process automation systems and Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system. Leveraging Expertune PlantTriage technology, EcoStruxure Control Advisor, a native smart decision-support tool, provides plant personnel actionable real-time

Qultimax™ Elastomers & Thermoplastics Portfolio From Minnesota
13 February 2017

Designers of custom molded parts greater than 3 inches (7.62cm) in diameter that require durability, chemical resistance, or low coefficient of friction properties while maintaining quality and high precision will find Qultimax™ a great solution for challenging applications. Qultimax™ is a proprietary portfolio of materials and formulations developed by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics. An important

J.W. Winco Offers Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers With Push Button, Threaded Stud Type
13 February 2017

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 303 (with Steel Components) and GN 303.1 (with Stainless Steel Components) Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers with Push Button, Threaded Stud Type. The adjustable hand levers with push button, which are RoHS compliant, have proven to be ideal wherever parts

Motion system applications: Better ballscrews, more applications
31 January 2017

Ballscrews suit applications needing light, smooth motion, applications requiring precise positioning, and when heavy loads must be moved. Examples include machine tools, assembly devices, X-Y motion and robotics. Factors such as lead accuracy, axial play and preload, and life-to-load relationship are most commonly used to classify ballscrews. Lead accuracy is the degree to which the shaft’s […]

Linear Motion Tips

Best practices for bearing failure analysis
31 January 2017

By Steven Katz- President, Emerson Bearing Edited by Mike Santora The accurate diagnosis of a bearing failure is imperative to prevent repeat failure and additional expense. Rolling bearings are precision machine elements found in a wide variety of applications. They are typically very reliable even under the toughest conditions. Under normal operating conditions, bearings have […]

Proven and Improved – the SDP800 Series Differential Pressure Sensors
31 January 2017

Sensirion, a manufacturer of high-quality flow and environmental sensors, presents the new differential pressure sensors of the SDP800 series. The sensors are the result of more than 15 years of experience in measuring air flow to millions of HVAC systems, car engines and patients. They consequently utilize the successful features of the SDP600 differential pressure […]

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New DoveLock™ Dovetail Vises with Reversible Jaws for Holding Wider Range of Part Blanks And Dovetail Widths
24 January 2017

Kurt’s new DoveLock™ dovetail vises are ideal for superior clamping strength and specifically designed for allowing access to 5 sides of the workpiece in 5-axis, 4th-axis and palletized CNC machining systems. DoveLock vise is available in two sizes, a 1-inch jaw width DTR10 model and 2-inch jaw width DTR20 model. With a jaw opening of

Trelleborg presenting specialty medical fabrics at MD&M West
24 January 2017

Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics will display its enhanced portfolio of quality polyurethane and rubber and silicone-coated fabrics to meet the complex requirements of contract converters, medical devices and OEMs at MD&M West 2017 Conference (Booth 1605). Due to the growing demands of coated materials for use in a myriad of innovative medical, orthopedic and surgical

WAGO Launches New Plug-In Current Transformers Product Video
24 January 2017

WAGO announces the availability of a new video featuring the Plug-in Current Transformers with CAGE CLAMP® Connection. WAGO’s Plug-In Current Transformers measure AC currents in 230 V, 400 V and 690 V low-voltage mains. The current transformer can be loaded with up to 120% of the nominal current, allowing you to measure peak currents without

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

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

New Anti-Static Ion Air Cannon is CE, UL and RoHS Certified
12 January 2017

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