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New MultiMark “All-In-One” Printer Marking System
18 August 2016

Weidmuller introduced the new MultiMark, a thermal transfer printer marking system with an innovative capability to meet a full range of customers’ labelling requirements for control cabinets or equipment build settings. The new all-in-one printer marking system incorporates a new range of marking solutions that would normally require several different printing devices. The MultiMark printer

Advantech’s Latest Industrial Touch Monitors Meet Flexible, Rugged, Long-life Demands
18 August 2016

Advantech announces the release of its IDS31 industrial touch monitor series with flexible mechanical design. While many products developed for the commercial field do not feature many of the elements needed in the industrial field, namely ruggedness, long life, and extended availability, Advantech’s IDS31 series meet that need. Ranging from 7” to 32” in both

New u-remote Safe Power-Feed Modules from Weidmuller
17 August 2016

Weidmuller announces the release of the newest addition to their award-winning u-remote distributed I/O module line-up – the u-remote Safe Power-feed Modules. Unique to the market today, these compact safety modules feature integrated functionality to safely switch off power to all modules that are within a safety segment, eliminating the need for a safety controller.

Advantech Launches Compact Modular IPC Platform
17 August 2016

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group announces the launch of the MIC-7500, a compact modular inter-process communication (IPC) platform along with Advantech’s innovative optional expansion i-modules. The MIC-7500 is an industrial-grade platform equipped with a 6th generation Intel Core i processor, widely employed for factory and machine automation. Advantech’s i-modules are designed to be integrated with the

J.W. Winco offers stainless steel arches pull handles
17 August 2016

J.W. Winco, Inc  announced it now offers GN 565.9 Stainless Steel Arched Pull Handles, Tapped or Thru Hole.  These RoHS-compliant Arched Pull Handles are made of 304 stainless steel and feature a matte shot-blast finish. The modernly designed handles are suitable for door or drawer applications on medical, pharmaceutical, packaging and any other equipment that

NORD Large Industrial Gearbox Assembly now in Wisconsin
04 August 2016

NORD Gear Corporation in now assembling our line of MAXXDRIVE large industrial gear drives in its Waunakee, WI plant. With a building expansion recently complete NORD has additional space to allow for assembly, testing and service of the large industrial gearboxes. Design and engineering staff trained specifically on the MAXXDRIVE product line work out of […]

Motion Control Tips

How to install a torsionally soft coupling
04 August 2016

Coupling Tips

Edited by Mike Santora *This is an excerpt from a Design World Webinar presentation by Ed Cole of Ringfeder Power Transmission.  …Our TNR series torsionally soft coupling is...

“Still Made in America” free eBook now available
04 August 2016

The e-book tells the history of Rotor Clip and its founder, Robert Slass, against the backdrop of US economic history during the decades following World War II. From...

Webinar: Challenges and solutions for process plant design – August 30, 2016
27 July 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT     This webinar discusses the challenges for designers of process plant and equipment, and how using specialized plant design software together with 3D CAD software can help address these challenges and improve performance for design project completion. Participants will learn: Challenges facing designers of process plant and

Renishaw launches next generation of digital encoder
27 July 2016

Renishaw caps its optical encoder range with the launch of the VIONiC series, a new ultra-high accuracy, super-compact all-in-one digital encoder family. Designed for the world’s most demanding motion control applications, this development brings together Renishaw’s renowned filtering optics with a brand new custom interpolation and monitoring ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) that enhances dynamic signal

Designing With Variable Displacement Axial Piston Pumps Driving Efficient Solutions
27 July 2016

HOW DO AXIAL PISTON PUMPS WORK? One of the most common types of axial piston pumps is the swash plate in-line design. These pumps use a drive shaft to rotate a group of circular, reciprocating pistons which slide forward and backward against the swash plate. Altering the angle of the swash plate changes the displacement

CAR ASYST the Mobile System Solution for Vehicle Communication
06 July 2016

With CAR ASYST, Softing is presenting an innovative and universal tool for vehicle analysis. As it is used onconventional Android smartphones, users can start working with it whenever they want to wherever they happen to be. CAR ASYST has been optimized for use in the repair shop and can also be implemented in vehicle development

HMI boosts production on blown film lines
06 July 2016

When a multi-national blown film company sought to gain trackable improvements at its plant, they needed a key upgrade: an extrusion system with more flexible temperature control zones, real-time monitoring and adjustment of all machine conditions, and greater ease of use for system operators. The company looked to Massachusetts-based Hosokawa Alpine American. Alpine, a supplier

New, Square Ceramic Surface Mount Quick Acting Fuse Series
01 July 2016

Bel Fuse Inc., a global manufacturer of standard glass and ceramic cartridge fuses including axial leaded board mounted options, announced the expansion of Bel Fuse Circuit Protection square ceramic surface mount quick acting fuse series, Type 0679L. The fully automated 0679L Series will replace Bel’s Type SSQ Series, offering more competitive pricing. DigiKey ElectronicsBoth, the

Photo-etched tungsten parts excel in medical applications
30 June 2016

Photo-etched parts made from materials such as nitinol, elgiloy, titanium, and niobium find extensive use in the medical industry. Tech-Etch in Plymouth, Mass., specializes in the photo-chemical etching of tungsten. Because tungsten is extremely dense, 71% heavier than lead, it often serves in medical applications, including grids used to collimate and attenuate stray x-rays in

New 200 W (1/4 HP) & 400 W (1/2 HP) BMU Series Brushless Motor and Drive Package
25 June 2016

Our Popular Easy to Use Brushless Motor Just Received a Boost in Power and Performance Oriental Motor USA is proud to introduce our new 200 watt (1/4 HP) and 400 watt (1/2 HP) BMU Series Brushless Motor and Driver package. The new 200 W (1/4 HP) and 400 W (1/2 HP) motors join the 30

J.W. Winco Inc. offers zinc die-cast adjustable friction hinges
24 June 2016

J.W. Winco Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 437 Zinc Die-Cast Adjustable Friction Hinges. The RoHS-compliant hinge body is zinc die-cast, with either a black powder coated, textured finish or silver powder coated, textured finish. The friction cone, which is temperature resistant to 80° C, is plastic,

EXAIR’s Efficiency Lab Tests and Compares Blowoff Products
23 June 2016

EXAIRs Efficiency Lab has been designed to help companies evaluate the efficiency of their current blowoff products such as air nozzles, air knives and air guns. Companies can ship these items to EXAIR where one of our qualified engineers will perform tests using calibrated, NIST traceable testing equipment. The performance of the supplied product (air

High Precision Three-axis Gimbal Mount from OES!
10 June 2016

The high precision, AU300-XZ Motorized Three-axis Gimbal Mount from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) features full 360O rotation of each axis. The rigid black anodized aluminum alloy frame of the three-axis gimbal mount handles loads to 10kg (22.5 lbs) and has the clearance (300 mm x 300 mm, 11.8 in. x 11.8 in.) necessary for

New line-up of Vises, Grippers, Clamps and Positioning Systems
10 June 2016

Fixtureworks® (Fraser, MI), a supplier of clamps, fixturing accessories, machine tool and material handling products, will showcase several new product lines in Booth W-2377 during IMTS 2016, September 12-17, 2016 McCormick Place, Chicago. Highlighting the exhibit will be its lineup of TRIMAX vises; ultra-low profile TRIGRIP carbide grippers; the APS zero-point positioning system, air assisted