Happy Five-Year Anniversary, Motion Handbook Welcome to the fifth edition of Design World’s annual motion control compendium. Observant readers will notice a slight change to this year’s handbook. In years past, it was called the Motion Control Handbook. This year we’ve changed the name to the Motion Systems Handbook. Why the change? For one, we
Renishaw Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Renishaw plc, has appointed MillenniTEK of Knoxville, Tennessee, as its reselling partner for vacuum casting consumables and systems in the U.S. MillenniTEK will offer the full range of Renishaw vacuum casting systems, material and consumables along with service and installation. “MillenniTEK’s expertise in the manufacture of high-quality, high-tolerance ceramic
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) will be a major participant in the conference and product exhibition segments of Europe’s largest trade show devoted to RF/microwave technology and applications– European Microwave Week 2015 (EuMW 2015) (www.eumweek.com). Scheduled for September 6-11, 2015 at the Palais des Congres, Paris, France, EuMW 2015 includes the 45th European Microwave Conference, the 10th
Boker’s, Inc. has added 745 new flat washer sizes to its extensive offering. These additions expand its production capacity for a wide range of applications and industries. With the addition of new sizes, Boker’s now offers an expansive line of over 28,000 non-standard washer and spacer sizes with no tooling charge. “Boker’s prides itself on
Kenesto Corp announces the enhancement of Kenesto Drive to include features traditionally only available through physical LAN mounted drives and Product Data Management (PDM) systems. These new features include the automatic locking of documents. For example, when a file from Kenesto Drive is opened for editing in Windows desktop, Kenesto Drive automatically locks it globally
KUKA Aerospace Group’s achievements in developing sophisticated control systems for the automated technologies to be used in assembling future Boeing 777s and 777X widebody aircraft have earned the company a 2015 Customer Excellence Award from Siemens. The award, presented at the recent Siemens Automation Summit in Las Vegas, recognizes KUKA’s innovations using Siemens Digital Factory
AutomationDirect’s safety products offering includes additional interlocking safety switches. IDEM’s INCH and MK1 series of miniature tongue interlock safety switches are designed to fit leading edge, hinged or lift-off machine guards; available shaft hinge interlock switches are designed to fit edge-hinged gates. With a very compact 16.5mm to 18mm or 16.5mm to 22mm mounting profile,
GE Energy Management’s Intelligent Platforms business announced that its CR11 single board computer (SBC) has been successfully deployed and is fully operational onboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the continuing experiments by the European Space Agency (ESA) taking place way above the earth. The CR11 is at the heart of the supporting
The new PEM® VariMount™ fastening system (Type VM) from PennEngineering® utilizes proven self-clinching technology paired with a round steel or stainless steel base plate to offer a clean and ready-made assembly for mounting into any rigid material or panel, including composites, plastics, and metals. Multiple radial holes in the base plate and a generous footprint
TE Connectivity (TE) announces its new KILOVAC KHR500 (Bubba II) high-voltage, high-rupture, 600 AMP contactor that is smaller, lighter, and switches significantly higher power than its predecessor, the...
Developed for use in mobile devices and cellular infrastructure equipment, Coilcraft™s new 0402DF Series chip inductors offer higher inductance values and significantly lower DC resistance than other 0402-sized...
POSITAL has launched a new line of incremental rotary encoders for the motion control and industrial automation markets. These devices are programmable, which means that performance characteristics such as resolution (number of pulses per turn) and incremental pulse direction (A before B or B before A) can be modified by simply changing firmware parameters. The
Proto Labs, Inc. has introduced magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. This advanced injection molding process enables product designers and engineers to prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production. In addition to prototypes, Proto Labs will offer production parts in quantities of up to 5,000+ with
Effective today, the High Performance Foams Division of Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) has officially changed its name to Elastomeric Material Solutions to better reflect the growing range of products and capabilities available to meet customer needs. “This name change is the result of productive input and dialogue with customers and employees from around the world,”
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces the FR-Configurator2, a new generation of variable frequency drive (VFD) programming software, plus plug-in type option cards and stand-alone accessories for its FR-A800 and FR-F800 series inverters. These additions are designed to provide flexibility in order to maximize the inverters’ performance and application efficiency. The stand-alone and shared accessories include
FactoryMation announces the recent addition of FMX’s new modular component enclosures. FMX modular component enclosures offer a versatile solution for mounting and installing industrial components. FMX modular component enclosures are designed to fit a variety of industrial control products including supplementary protectors, SG2 programmable relays, and other DIN 43 880 standard profile devices such as