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Engineering Green Packaging The move toward ‘green’ or sustainable packaging will usher in biopolymers as well as other material and package design changes. Engineers will have to develop packaging machines that can keep pace. Full Story Pack Expo in Motion Pack Expo kicked off its three-day run in Las Vegas today, and automation suppliers wasted no time in rolling out new components and systems aimed at packaging machine applications. Full Story Yaskawa's Next Generation Motion System Yaskawa Electric America today at the Pack Expo show unveiled a souped-up servo system that offers improvements in positioning accuracy and speed, a reduction in size, and the addition of new auto-tuning and vibration-suppression capabilities. Full Story
In this podcast, Bruce Kucera, vice president of Norland International, will tell us how his company created a blow-molding machine specifically for use with polylactic acid (PLA), one of the biopolymers.
Stephen Kundel has patented a way to use powerful permanent magnets to create simple motors with no conventional windings. This technology can be used in linear drive systems that have drastically reduced power requirements. Listen in as he describes his inventions.
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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.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.