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Master launches Marquardt product line
06 October 2015

Master Electronics announced today that it has added the Marquardt switch line to their extensive line card. “Marquardt has been a successful, independent family enterprise for 90 years. Being a leading manufacturer in the field of electromechanical, electronic switches and switching systems, Marquardt products are an excellent fit to Master Electronics’ core competency,” said Riad

Kaman and Rittal enter distribution agreement
05 October 2015

Kaman Distribution Group, distributors of industrial products and services, and Rittal, a company that provides enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure, software and services, recently entered into a national distribution agreement. Founded in 1961, Rittal has grown to more than 10,000 employees in 70 countries, with production on four continents. The company’s effective solutions

Escalate Design with Topology Optimization: Design Lighter, Faster and Stronger
05 October 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT Too many structural components are designed with more weight and material than what’s actually required. With topology optimization, structurally efficient parts are easy to design — saving cost, strengthening durability, and improving safety. Learn how to enhance your design process by starting with the ideal shape

Nation’s leading STEM middle school competition begins Friday in Silicon Valley
01 October 2015

October 1st marks the fifth year of our sponsorship of the Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s leading science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competition for middle school students. As Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the Public prepare for the 30 national finalists to congregate in Silicon Valley for the competition, it is a great

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies announces leadership changes
01 October 2015

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has announced key changes in its leadership – including an appointment to its board of management and the naming a new President of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK). Dr. Theodore G. Duclos will become a member of FST’s Board of Management on January 1, 2016, and is relocating from the United States

Fuji Electric earns ENERGY STAR rating on uninterruptible power system
01 October 2015

You trust the ENERGY STAR program to provide you with objective information on products so that you can make the best choices for your home and business. Efficient products are good for everyone–the environment, the community, and the bottom line. Fuji Electric is proud to have earned the ENERGY STAR rating on our UPS7000HX-T3U Series

Red Lion commits to bring clarity to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
28 September 2015

Red Lion Controls announced a new initiative dedicated to helping customers realize the promise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A new Red Lion facility in St. Louis, the IIoT Innovation Center, will drive this effort through a focused engineering, product and sales team dedicated to building on Red Lion’s existing IIoT expertise. “Our

IIoT—the technological changes coming to automation equipment and systems
26 September 2015

by LESLIE LANGNAU, Managing Editor Experts discuss the changes in technology that will enable greater connectivity and data gathering, and how it will affect your designs. Overall, the IIoT is primarily a concept—better business operations through knowledge. The basic technology to achieve this concept will be smart sensors, communication buses and analytical software. Vendors are

Upcoming Live Webinar: Flexible vs. Rigid Couplings
25 September 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT Join us for the great debate!  We’ve asked three leading industry experts to share their insight on the specifics of flexible vs. rigid couplings.  When specifying a coupling for a mechanical system, many factors are involved in the decision. Andy Lechner of R +W America, Ross

How to create robust guided motion for any environment
25 September 2015

This webinar was recorded on September 24, 2015. Fill out the form below to watch on demand.  Guided motion is an important feature found in automated machinery and equipment. Motion system components can enable the movement of heavy loads, or allow for equipment to be designed for adjustability and allow for a variety of machine

Expanded 3D Printing Capabilities—Going Beyond Prototyping
23 September 2015

Fill out the form the watch this exclusive webinar from 3D Platform. Advanced processes in 3D printing, such as inserts, core modeling and multiple materials, can expand the capabilities of a 3D printer. Incorporating non-printed elements, such as fasteners, electronics, switches, sensors, or even metal sub-structures, into a printed part expands the spectrum of usability—resulting

Data, data everywhere, but no insights in sight
23 September 2015

by LESLIE LANGNAU, Managing Editor, @DW_3DPrinting Recently, I had to call my wireless Internet service provider because my internet service was super slow. The customer service rep asked me how many devices I have connected to the Internet. I answered four. Four! Apparently, that was at least one too many. I would need to upgrade

Big future for cyber-physical manufacturing systems
23 September 2015

by BEHRAD BAGHERI, NSF I/UCRC for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) and JAY LEE, University of Cincinnati The real value of the IoT for manufacturers will be in the analytics arising from cyber-physical models of machines and systems. A couple decades ago, smart appliances only belonged to sci-fi movies. But rapid advances in technology made it

Red Lion’s rugged Graphite HMIs receive ABS approval for maritime applications
21 September 2015

Red Lion Controls, manufacturers in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, announced that its rugged Graphite® Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels have been tested to meet ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) standards. ABS approval assures equipment is safe for operation in a manner that protects life, property and the marine environment

Intelligent Compressed Air: Simple Steps for Savings & Safety
21 September 2015

This webinar was recorded on September 15, 2015. Please fill out the form below to watch on demand. EXAIR’s webinar will educate customers about the simplicity and effectiveness of improving efficiencies and safety on end-use compressed air applications. Attendees will learn how simple installation of an engineered compressed air product can benefit you with improved

Why consumers should own the software on products they buy
21 September 2015

Leland Teschler, Executive Editor lteschler@wtwhmedia.com On Twitter @DW_LeeTeschler Teschler on Topic The carmaker Volkswagen made headlines recently when the Environmental Protection Agency claimed VW had doctored the engine-control software on almost 500,000 of its diesel-powered vehicles to get around government emissions tests. Specifically, the Agency thinks Volkswagen wrote software so that full emission controls only

Edison Nation Hosts the Amazon Inventions Tour
19 September 2015

Edison Nation is teaming with Amazon to host the Amazon Inventions Tour in Atlanta beginning Friday, September 25, 2015 through Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 7AM to 7PM EST at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, GA (formerly Gwinnett Center). The Amazon Inventions Tour provides startups and inventors with an opportunity to privately pitch their

PGN+ permanent sets new gripping standards
19 September 2015

SCHUNK is raising the bar with the new PGN-plus Permanent gripper! The complete contour of the patented multi-tooth guidance is equipped with grease pockets, which ensures a continuous and more even distribution of lubricant, even with short strokes. This increases the already great life span of the gripper, and makes it practically maintenance-free. It reduces

Advantech launches new low power consuming panel PC
18 September 2015

Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group introduces the TPC-1751T, a 17” Panel PC with the latest Intel Atom E3827 1.75 GHz processor. The TPC-1751T is a true flat screen with a multitude of I/O ports while being able to operate in a wide range of applications. The “true flat screen” and seamless design provides easier maintenance and

Cloud Service for industrial data and analytics
17 September 2015

Predix Cloud is for industrial data and analytics. This platform-as-a-service (PaaS) will capture and analyze the volume, velocity and variety of machine data within a secure, industrial-strength cloud environment. It will enable developers to rapidly create, deploy and manage applications and services for industry. Predix Cloud will enable operators to use machine data faster and