MOTION CONTROL/FLUID POWER: Two new non-rotating cylinder families, the FDF-09 and FDXS-09, from Fabco have compact design, double the thrust and are suitable for multi-axis assemblies and the design of robotic arms. Features include non-rotating design, magnetic pistons and rubber bumpers. Choose sleeve or ball bearings. Optional sensors mount in linear slots in the housing. Five bore sizes range from 10-32 mm with standard strokes up to 100 mm. Exact industrial interchanges are included.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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