Industrial Ethernet Applications Expand
News 7/30/2010 Post a comment From its beginnings as a standard platform on which to deploy industrial protocols for machine and system connectivity, recent advances in industrial Ethernet include application profiles to manage energy use, greater interoperability with wired and wireless devices, and multiple topology options.
Retaining Ring Load Capacity Determination
News 7/28/2010 Post a comment If you need rings to position and secure bearings in a critical piece of machinery, load capacity can be critically important for function, safety and reliability of the ring application. Here's what you need to know to accurately assess static thrust load capacity for retaining rings.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.