Industrial Wheel Design Optimization
Features 9/30/2010 Post a comment As part of an industrial system design, high performance polyurethane wheels can be an attractive alternative material compared to rubber (solid or pneumatic), nylon or other polyurethanes to improve wheel performance and increase the safety and reliability of an application.
Patent Basics for Design Engineers
Features 9/29/2010 Post a comment As a design engineer, you work on the cutting edge of new technologies and new products. It is therefore important to be knowledgeable about not just patents, but other forms of intellectual property as well, such a trademarks, logos and brands.
Designing with Multi-axis Load Cell Sensors
Features 9/10/2010 Post a comment Custom projects often require customized sensors based on the environment in which they will be used. Thorough understanding of a project's mechanical, electrical and instrumentation requirements are key to making the right sensor choice.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.