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5MP VE Series smart camera from Banner Engineering detects fine detail on large targets
14 January 2018

Banner Engineering now sells release of a 5MP VE Series Smart Camera for detection of fine details on large or complex targets. The new VE Series offering has the same ease-of-use, compact and robust housing, and intuitive on-board display as other VE Series Smart Cameras, but provides finer levels of detection and a wider field of

Achieving precision with limit switches
12 January 2018

There are many choices for detecting presence and position in machine automation applications, but limit switches are often the best option when high precision is required. By Tim Wheeler, Technical Applications Engineer, AutomationDirect Many types of sensors are available for detecting presence and position in industrial automation applications, from course to fine precision. Photo eyes

Executive Edition—our new podcast debuts with Ryan Schroeder of IMI Precision Engineering
12 January 2018

Design World’s editorial staff is pleased to debut our newest podcast series, Executive Edition. In this series, our editors will be talking trends in engineering with top manufacturing and OEM leaders—across multiple disciplines, including motion control, fluid power, 3D printing, bearings, connectors, mechanical power transmission, and more. Our inaugural episode, featuring Ryan Schroeder, President of

Cheap laughs: Looking inside public recycling containers
04 January 2018

Leland Teschler, Executive Editor lteschler@wtwhmedia.com On Twitter @DW_LeeTeschler Ready for a few laughs? Peek into a recycling bin sometime. The experience can be entertaining if you are amused by widespread misperceptions of what constitutes recyclable material. One glance inside a recycling container may lead you to conclude that the public is clueless about materials that

Webinar: From Metal to Plastic: 3D part samples for your final product – January 24
04 January 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT     This webinar will explain the process to be able to identify potential 3D printed parts in your final product, especially focusing on the metal parts with low mechanical requirements that are normally produced by CNC machining or sheet metal.  It will also include internal

Rotary device combines rotary latch and actuator for easy installation
03 January 2018

The R4-81 Rotary Latch with Paddle Actuator combines a compact rotary latch with a heavy duty paddle actuator, enabling direct actuation without the need for a connected cable. Available in corrosion resistant plastic and die cast steel, the R4-81 offers a stylized paddle design with custom finish options and versatile key locking security. By combining

Weidmuller’s NEW combined load monitoring and potential distribution in one complete solution
12 December 2017

Weidmuller introduces a new addition in the Klippon Connect portfolio of products and services for panel building– maxGUARD. With maxGUARD, the electronic load monitoring ELM devices combined with distribution terminal blocks can be customized to provide selective load protection in 24V DC power distributed systems for industrial automation applications. With combining load monitoring and potential distribution

Balluff’s new photoelectric BOS 21M ADCAP is at the forefront of innovation
12 December 2017

Balluff is excited to announce the release of the new technically advanced BOS 21M ADCAP photoelectric sensor.  Configuration of this multi-function sensor is accomplished via IO-Link.  This sensor enhances Balluff’s industry leading portfolio of photoelectric sensors which includes all standard sensing modes & miniature sizes.  In addition the BOS 21M ADCAP satisfies the requirements of

WAGO adds 3-phase ECO to EPSTIRON® power supply portfolio
12 December 2017

WAGO extends the EPSITRON Power Supply offering with the new addition of 3-phase ECO Power Supplies. These new versions are equipped with levers and Push-in CAGE CLAMP technology for fast, tool-free wiring. Integrated test slots allow for simple testing and a third negative terminal on the output side allows for direct grounding. While the ECO

Cadence expands laser processing technologies
11 December 2017

Cadence continues to expand its laser processing technologies to meet the ever-changing needs of new product development for our customers. Recently, Cadence purchased a new CL900 Cincinnati laser cutting machine and completed its installation. The new 4,000W fiber laser cutter adds to our existing portfolio of modified tube cutting lasers and completely custom flat sheet

Laird’s thermoelectric modules deliver precise laser diode cooling
11 December 2017

Global technology leader Laird has developed a thermoelectric module (TEM) that accommodates a laser diode butterfly package. Primarily used to stabilize the temperature of sensitive optical components in telecom and photonics industries, the miniature OptoTEC Series is designed for applications that have lower cooling requirements of 10 watts or less. The OptoTEC Series combines a small geometric

North Atlantic Industries announces release of TE1 function module
07 December 2017

North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), an industry in the design and manufacture of embedded computing electronics worldwide, announces the availability of the TE1 single-port, triple-redundant Ethernet function module to support time sensitive networking applications. The TE1 module supports all three traffic classes: Deterministic Ethernet Capability Time-Triggered Ethernet SAE AS6802 (TTEthernet™); ARINC664 Part 7 and Avionics

HVAM High Voltage Axial Leaded Resistors Released
07 December 2017

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announces the release of the HVAM series of high voltage axial leaded resistors. The HVAM deposition technology produces a non-inductive resistive element with high stability, low noise and high voltage ratings. Precision tolerances are available down to 0.1% with TCR as low as 50 ppm. Resistance values range from 500 Kohm to

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection Announces Two New 0ADE Series Fuses in Both Ceramic Cartridge and Pigtail, Axial Leaded Options
07 December 2017

Bel Fuse-Circuit Protection, a Bel group company and premier global manufacturer of standard glass and ceramic cartridge fuses, announces the 0ADE Series of fuses, which are available now in ceramic cartridge and pigtail, axial leaded options for AC and DC high voltage and high interrupting rating applications. The 6×32 mm 0ADEC ceramic cartridge fuses and

6 Challenges to Understand Before Starting a Wearable Medical Device Project
04 December 2017

Before you start a medical wearable device project, consider the following challenges and suggestions on how to address them. Diana Eitzman, Ph.D. and Kris Godbey Skin is unlike any other substrate. It sweats, grows hair, secretes oil, harbors bacteria, constantly sheds old cells, regenerates new ones and changes with health, environment and age – characteristics

MW Industries Aerospace Solutions: Metal components for aerospace
04 December 2017

MW Industries, a leading provider of highly-engineered springs, couplings, specialty fasteners, machined parts and other precision metal components, has announced the launch of MW Aerospace Solutions to help address the specific needs of Tier 1 and OEMs in the aerospace and defense industry. MW Aerospace Solutions designs and manufactures springs, fasteners, and related products for

Hirose’s compact I/O connctor provides PCB space savings of up to 75%
01 December 2017

Hirose has developed a rugged I/O connector that combines a small robust design with high-speed data transmission capabilities that enables industrial equipment advancements in smart manufacturing. The IX Series connector reduces installation space by up to 75% compared to RJ45 solutions, and up to 28% compared to competing snap-in I/O connectors. Supporting CAT5e and CAT6a

Which is better, looking at a video or just thinking?
30 November 2017

Leland Teschler, Executive Editor lteschler@wtwhmedia.com On Twitter @DW_LeeTeschler There are plenty of jokes about people with their head down and their noses buried in their smartphones. But there may be a serious downside, in addition to bumping into walls, when most people have an instant distraction at hand to ward off boredom. It turns out

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity and Saint Security fight virus and malware with artificial intelligence-based advanced threat protection solution
30 November 2017

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity and Saint Security announce the release of a technology solution that leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data-based profiling methodologies to fight advanced persistent threats (APTs).  The solution identifies and blocks various types of malware that cannot be detected by off-the-shelf security solutions. The DPI engine R&S PACE 2 serves

High-tech distributor to stock Omega Engineering products
30 November 2017

Newark element14, is pleased to announce a new and unique agreement with Omega to be the only high service distributor to stock their full portfolio of Omega products. The Omega range includes a variety of market leading industrial control products, including temperature, thermocouples, RTD connector wires, pressure load cells, control panel meters and many more,