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
At the Design News webinar on June 27, learn all about aluminum extrusion: designing the right shape so it costs the least, is simplest to manufacture, and best fits the application's structural requirements.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.