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Pressure equalization calculator finds an enclosure’s required air flow
29 July 2014

Effective immediately, RST customers can easily find the right pressure equalization device for their application to minimize, for example, the generation of harmful condensate in electronics housings. Because pressure equalization elements must meet a wide range of requirements, RST has significantly expanded its product range in recent years, so it can offer the right solution

Windpower Engineering & Development

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Sandvik Mining finds a unique use for a linear position sensor
29 July 2014

Sandvik Mining is a drilling solutions provider focused on the design and manufacturing of a wide range of underground in-the-hole (ITH), and geo-technical drilling equipment. The company’s products...

Mobile Hydraulic Tips

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The simple but necessary pressure gauge
29 July 2014

By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor A pressure gauge is a fluid intensity measurement device, without which, the amplitude of hydraulic or pneumatic energy would be guesswork. Pressure gauges...

Pneumatic Tips

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Switching regulator fundamentals – the buck converter
28 July 2014

By Chris Francis Switching regulators are everywhere – buck, boost, SEPIC, Cuk, flyback etc. They are for converting power from one voltage to another in a relatively efficient...

Power Electronic Tips

Design World

9 Steps to Better Brainstorming
28 July 2014

Innovation is quickly become the differentiator between market success and absolute failure in product design. Consumers have a plethora of choices today and are increasingly looking for products that are tailored to their specific needs and tastes. In addition, traditional manufacturers are being challenged by a new breed of competitors, those being smaller, more nimble […]

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The “Work Statement” for A Mechatronic System
28 July 2014

The “Work Statement” for a mechatronic system is a very complex undertaking.  From the theory standpoint there is no single systematic explanation that can serve as a guideline...

Mechatronic Tips

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Integrated Actuators – The CSR-17
25 July 2014

The CSR-17 integrated actuator is an excellent choice for automating 3D printing and scanning, actuating values in hot runners, accurate placing cutting tools in labeling equipment, and as...

Motion Control Tips

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Piper Plastics introduces kyron max – the strongest line of injection moldable thermoplastic composites available
25 July 2014

Editor’s note: The material highlighted here may be able to do the work of some steel parts in a nacelle, thereby bring its weight down. The new Kyron MAXseriesfrom Piper Plastics bridges the performance gap between components produced via standard injection molding compounds and pre-preg lay-up composite materials. Kyron MAX materials allow parts to be

Windpower Engineering & Development

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Human powered submarine team produces a 3D printed propeller
25 July 2014

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Burton Precision is a machine tool distributor specializing in the application of metrology and 3D Printing products. Their involvement in manufacturing crisscrosses the breadth of...

Make Parts Fast

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Costa Concordia Update
24 July 2014

The Costa Concordia is back in the news again. Last fall, I posted about the enormous engineering effort to right the 1,000-foot long ship stranded off the coast...

Motion Control Tips

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AutomationDirect Extends RUKO Line of Hole Cutting Tools
24 July 2014

AutomationDirect’s line of RUKO cutting tools now includes drill/tap combination bits as well as fractional and metric thread hand taps. RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one convenient bit. The high-speed steel bits are relief-ground and designed with ¼-inch hexagonal shanks for use with mild steel up to

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Thunderbolt™ DC/DC power solution fuels bus-powered applications
24 July 2014

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) expanded its industry-leading Thunderbolt™ portfolio with the TPS65980 DC/DC switching regulator, the first fully integrated power solution for bus-powered Thunderbolt™ applications. The TPS65980...

Power Electronic Tips

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Why CAD Standards are Still Important
24 July 2014

Product developers often caught up in the latest wiz-bang technology on the horizon and often let the simplest and most fundamental things slip between the cracks. Are you busy pondering the infinite possibilities of cloud computing? Or perhaps you’re imaging what will be possible with 3D printing of prototypes? Or thinking over how your company […]

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Sensor Fusion for Motion Detection
23 July 2014

At Sensors Expo 2014, Mike Stanley from Freescale Semiconductor explains the company’s Xtrinsic Sensor Fusion demo. Software developed and improved over the last three years used with the...

Sensor Tips

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Johnson Electric Launches Automotive HVAC Actuators
23 July 2014

Johnson Electric announced an actuator platform for automotive HVAC air flow control. The Saia-Burgess™ HVAC platform offers the industry’s widest speed and torque range in DC and Stepper motor options. These actuator platforms are designed for the main HVAC functions, such as Air Inlet, Airflow distribution and Airflow mix. The Saia-Burgess HVAC actuators meet the

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Advantech’s PPC-6120 Panel PC – Pick Your Processor
23 July 2014

Advantech Industrial Automation Group is pleased to announce that the multifunctional PPC-6120 has had an upgrade and now comes with the ability to allow users to install the processor of their choice. Flexibility is the key to this upgrade. Choose any 4th generation processor, from low-end Celeron to the powerful Intel® i7, to meet your

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Open communication for Industry 4.0
23 July 2014

B&R continues to advance the integration of OPC UA in the B&R Automation Studio development software. With POWERLINK, openSAFETY and OPC UA, B&R offers its customers the perfect tools to meet the high demands of Industry 4.0. Automation Studio supports OPC UA clients and servers directly on the controller, thus allowing vertical communication to SCADA,

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PEG Coordinate Measuring Machine Improves Accuracy
23 July 2014

Precision Electronic Glass (PEG) recently installed a coordinate measuring machine to perform nondestructive measurements of complex shapes. Accurate measurements are critical to meeting stringent specifications and assuring consistency...

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PHD Introduces Low Cost Lead Screw Electric Linear Solutions
23 July 2014

PHD, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial automation solutions, is pleased to offer a new, lower cost lead screw version of its series of PHD Plus™ line of electric...

Linear Motion Tips

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High-performance Hydraulic Seal for Extreme Conditions
23 July 2014

An innovative materials combination consisting of two distinct polyurethanes provides Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) new HDR-2C rod seal with special extrusion stability at high pressures and great flexibility...

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