D40Z Safety Interlock Switch
Features 2/16/2011 Post a comment ISO 13849-1 compliance enables use in a wide range of higher risk level applications; compact size allows OEMs to standardize across machine designs.
Vision System Upgrades Pharma Printing
Features 2/14/2011 Post a comment To meet the FDA mandate that each tablet or capsule be identifiable, it's critical to be able to inspect the identification and eject bad items. A combined camera and image processor solution helps Ackley Machine deliver for its pharmaceutical customers.
Revisiting Humidity Sensor Design
Features 2/8/2011 Post a comment Requirements to measure and monitor humidity and temperature applications have become increasingly stringent. Here's a look at how one developer is using new technology to develop a combined humidity/temperature sensor to keep costs low for systems designers.
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.