In June 2009, the Thompson division of Danaher Motion offered a Webinar titled “Electric Linear Actuators 101: Basics for Design Engineers.” Unfortunately, an appointment kept me from tuning in at the appointed time. But the company will put the hour-long session in its webinar archives shortly.In the meantime, you can find these archived presentations:
Linear Systems 101: Basics for Design Engineers
Linear Bearings & Guides 101: Basics for Design Engineers
Advanced Linear Bearings & Guides 201: Troubleshooting for Design Engineers
Ball Screws 101: Ball Screw Basics for Design Engineers
Advanced Ball Screws 201: Troubleshooting for Design Engineers
Clutches & Brakes 101: Basics for Design Engineers
August 19 – Tips and Tricks for Linear Bearings & Guides
September 23 – Innovative Design Engineering with Ball Screw Technology
If you read this blog entry after September 2009, check the Thompson site at: www.thomsonlinear.com/website/com/eng/misc/webinars.php for information about webinar schedules. I welcome information about other archived and live seminar programs of interest to engineers involved with mechatronics projects. –Jon Titus
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.