Often in medical part production, different materials have to be joined, like amorphous polystyrol (PS) and semi-crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (PET), such as in a dental applicator for treating caries at an early stage. Ultrasonic welding produces a controlled melt for a tight bond with minimal thermal load. The key to success is the variable programming
RSF Elektronik unveils the MSR 40 modular rotary position feedback system to machine designers who want a quick way to measure angle on larger rotary axes. Common applications for the MSR 40 include medical technology, general automation, textiles, and auxiliary axes in machine tool and metrology. The MSR 40 optical kit style encoder provides a
Banner Engineering introduces its EZ-LIGHT® K90 Series multicolor indicator lights. Featuring a large, 90-mm indicator housing, the K90 Series delivers extremely bright and uniform illumination from all directions and at longer distances, while a highly visible illuminated dome ensures easy-to-see operator guidance. The K90 Series indicators provide enhanced flexibility with up to five colors—green, red,
We all know that engineers are a special breed of people, and as such, they need special gifts. Though many of you reading this post probably are engineers, share this list with your loved ones, who let’s face it, don’t get you and your left-brained nature. You love gifts that make you think, that challenge […]
With its LTC2983 digital temperature measurement IC, allows users to directly digitize RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors and external diodes with 0.1°C accuracy and 0.001°C resolution. Provided absolute microvolt level...
Dynamic programmability in TURCK’s newest TTM sensor line allows the user to set the temperature range required for the application. In addition to more specific temperature control, programmability...
GTI Predictive Technology, developer of the iPad Vibration Analyzer, is proud to unveil VibeRMS LT – a complete, affordable condition documentation solution for iPad. Developed for the iPad, VibeRMS LT is a single channel vibration documentation tool. Users can view live vibration data (velocity, acceleration, displacement) and create reports at the site on the iPad.
By Leland Teschler Executive Editor We recently finished up a tear-down video on the widely noted wearable technology called Google Glass. You can watch the video here. And spelled out below is a run-down on what we found inside. Google Glass is a type of wearable technology that includes an optical head-mounted display. Google glass displays
Craft Brew Alliance (CBA), an independent craft brewing company, sought to reduce the amount of water used during production and prevent damage to the equipment and facility by converting its Redhook Brewery bottling line to a dry running System Plast New Generation (NG) conveyor chain and Nolu-S wear track from Emerson Power Transmission Solutions. By
TII Energy, a German-based manufacturer in the heavy-load transporter sector, has expanded its product range to meet future green energy requirements. TII has developed flywheel energy storage systems that are used in mechanical energy storage for stationary and mobile use. The short-term storage devices facilitate fast storage and access times with low operating costs. They
Cognex Corporation announced its DataMan® 5.2 software release with expanded tuning and scripting capability as well as a new test mode for its popular DataMan 300 and 503 series of barcode readers. The new software significantly increases read rates by decoding lower resolution 1-D codes and extending intelligent tuning capabilities to all symbologies, including Aztec,
Live webinar is December 18 at 2 PM Eastern. Bimba, TI, and Opto22 are heavily involved in developing products with and for the Internet of Things. In this webinar you will hear stories from the trenches on how they have approached the IoT and what they have learned in the process. You will learn: –What
The xPico Wi-Fi SMT embedded device server is a certified, compact Wi-Fi surface mount module for quick and easy serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity. The server extends the features and benefits of the existing xPico Wi-Fi module to a surface-mountable form factor. It helps users develop IoT applications and solutions, especially those requiring direct access to device data
The MC4N ECAT Mini EtherCAT master controls 12 drives from different manufacturers on one network. The dedicated controller for 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 drive axes and 1024 machine I/O points features a built-in and expandable library of market leading EtherCAT-slave digital servo and stepper drives, as well as EtherCAT I/O modules with automatic
One goal of the IoT is to disseminate data over as many intelligent devices as possible. To accomplish this goal, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business is partnering with Webalo to mobilize business intelligence combined with operational awareness, enabled by the Industrial Internet. Proficy Scorecard, built on Webalo’s secure, scalable, high-productivity mobile app development platform, Webalo Pro