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The application of pneumatic valves Tech Tip
27 February 2015

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OMEGA introduces handheld wireless Bluetooth® Transmitter
26 February 2015

The UWBT Series of Bluetooth® transmitters combine the accuracy of an industrial sensor/transmitter with the convenience of smartphones and tablets. It measures different sensor inputs such as thermocouple, RTD, relative humidity, and pH and transmits the data to your smart phone or tablet via wireless Bluetooth communication from the free UWBT app running on an

Optolink interface for long distance noise-free position measurement
26 February 2015

Leine & Linde’s XHI 801and XHI 803 rotary encoders are now available with Optolink to transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. The Optolink transmitter provides secure data transmission in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths can be problematic, such as in many mining, steel, cranes, wind turbines and pulp/paper processing

CPC hires Zhao as Bioprocessing Business Development Manager
26 February 2015

CPC (Colder Products Company), a provider of single-use connectors and sterile connection technology for biopharmaceutical processing, has hired Davy Zhao as its new Bioprocessing Business Development Manager for Asia. Davy will be focused on growing CPC’s business by working closely with biopharmaceutical manufacturers and supporting the company’s regional sales managers, distributors and OEM partners in

New COM Express Module from GE
26 February 2015

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business (NYSE: GE) announced at Embedded World (Nuremberg, Germany – 24-26 February) the mCOM10K1 Type 10 Mini COM Express Module. Based on the NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 system-on-chip (SOC) – enabling it to deliver 326 GFLOPS of performance, well beyond the performance typically associated with Mini COM Express – it is ideal for

Accuracy and versatile gauging go hand in hand at HEIDENHAIN
26 February 2015

Already well respected for accuracy, HEIDENHAIN now adds versatility to its gauging line by expanding its Length Gauge offerings with new variants of its successful in-line SPECTO and ACANTO gauges. Specifically, HEIDENHAIN’s pencil probe-style SPECTO length gauge series now offers versions with an improved force specification. Two new 1Vpp, 12mm stroke length variants of the

Webinar: What do you know about the eight additive manufacturing processes?
25 February 2015

Live webinar is Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 PM EDT.  When it’s time to print your part, which additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM / 3DP) process will work the best for you? In this webinar, you will learn: – How each AM/3DP process works – The pros and cons of each of the present additive manufacturing/3D printing

Webinar: Key considerations when switching to miniature connectors
24 February 2015

The live webinar will be on March 10, 2015 at 2pm EST.  Join us for this panel webinar, in which industry experts will provide insight on selecting, specifying and using miniature connectors safely and reliably in your system designs. Our panelists include David Ptacek, national sales manager and US product manager for Fischer Connectors’ MiniMax

CCEFP Update: MEMS technology helping to create micro-pneumatic valves
24 February 2015

Reducing size and energy consumption is paramount in most any-market application today, particularly in orthoses, which require compact power and control. To this end, a novel miniature proportional...

Pneumatic Tips

What do you know about Oldham Couplings?
24 February 2015

Coupling Tips

Oldham couplings are a form of flexible coupling designed for applications that must be free from backlash. They are also increasingly being used as a replacement for straight...

Intelligent amplifier works as a servo-drive/controller
24 February 2015

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division now sells Intelligent Parker Amplifiers or IPAs—1.5-axis servo-drive/controller combinations based on the ACR control platform. Available in two power levels—400W and 1,500W—the IPA can drive...

Motion Control Tips

Technology Tuesdays Podcast: How to idiot proof bearing lubrication
24 February 2015

On this Technology Tuesdays Podcast for 2/24/15, I speak with Joe Conyers, senior consulting engineer for training and development at SKF Training Solutions. We discuss the common bearing...

Underwriters Laboratories offers a resource for 3D printing info needs
24 February 2015

Underwriters Laboratories is working to address the short-term and long-term performance and safety concerns of 3D printers and additive manufacturing systems. Recently, UL initiated a number of initiatives...

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Video: Data Management Best Practices to Avoid Rework on Shop Floor
23 February 2015

Manufacturers are always looking out for ways to work more efficiently, reducing the amount of scrap and rework required to produce products. The reality is that the best way to accomplish these goals starts upstream in the product development process. Caleb Funk, Manufacturing Solutions Team Manager from IMAGINiT Technologies, shares leading data management practices used […]

3D CAD World

Tips on designing for the Internet of Things
23 February 2015

What is driving the Internet of Things (IoT)? “Really two things,” said Gil Reiter, strategic marketing manager for the Internet of Things at Texas Instruments. “From the user’s side, the IoT brings several benefits. A technician can use a standard phone or a tablet to wirelessly control industrial equipment in an innovative and very easy

Georg Simon Ohm and the basis for circuit theory
23 February 2015

Georg Simon Ohm (1789-1854) was an educator, mathematician and theoretician, but above all he was an experimenter. Ohm’s law, relating electrical force, current and resistance in a circuit,...

Accelerate design for additive manufacturing
23 February 2015

Granta Design announced the release of Granta MI: Additive Manufacturing, software that  resolves the substantial data challenges of developing additively manufactured parts. The new software protects vital IP,...

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Moventas’ Senior Engineer answers gearbox questions
23 February 2015

The Senior Engineer column has been in the wind industry since the 1980’s. The column’s author has spent his entire career in power transmission and knows darn near everything there is to know about gearboxes. In an industry as young as ours, he says, there are false beliefs that he wants to correct. Because all

Windpower Engineering & Development

Stratasys combinations form Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
23 February 2015

Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies, and RedEye services combinations create one of the largest 3D printing and custom manufacturing service organizations in North America. Stratasys believes this move better...

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A User’s Guide to Preload
23 February 2015

Applications that use linear bearings or ball screws often require precise positioning, which means that the motion components must be rigid. And while recirculating ball guides and screws...

Linear Motion Tips