Single turn wave springs are ideal for bearing preload. It preloads the bearing through its outer race, taking up play in the bearing. This reduces bearing damage, wear, noise and vibration. Smalley has stock parts from 3/8" to 16". Specials are available. Click Here.
Deere's Speedy New DozerThe company's newest dozer rides on a unique four-track drive system for big gains in grading and travel speeds.
Full Story Robotic Dextre Is Installed on The ISS It took three spacewalks, but the Canadian-built robot has finally been installed on the international space station and is communicating. Full Story
Laser Mark Different Shape and Height Products at Production Line Speeds.
The KEYENCE ML-Z9500 CO2 Laser Marker has the world's first 3-axis beam control, a 42mm focal length and a large 300mm2 marking area. Stepped or inclined surfaces, cylinders or spheres that cause problems for conventional markers can now be marked distortion-free at production line speeds without moving the marker or products. More info.
NeuroArm Surgical Robot Operates with Guidance from MRI - VIDEO Nanomotion’s piezoelectric motion components go into medical devices in close proximity to magnetically sensitive imaging systems. The latest example is the NeuroArm, a surgical robot that operates with real-time guidance from an MRI machine. Watch Now
Are Standards Required for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems?- WEBCAST Part of Design News' new Sensor Solutions website! Servicing tires and replacing tire pressure monitoring systems have issues gaining recognition in many circles. Guest expert Mark Shaw from Freescale Semiconductor provides insight into the situation and proposes answers. Watch Now
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Tolomatic's MX rodless actuator platform—electric or pneumatic powered—is engineered to outlast every rodless product on the market. Heavy loads. Millions of cycles. Maximum durability. Click Here to see exclusive test lab footage of the MX Series actuators in action.
Sponsored Technology Content Webcast: Mechatronics in the Age of Digital ImagesIn partnership with Bosch Rexroth, National Instruments and Siemens PLM
Avid photographers talk about image focus, shutter speed and depth of field, but rarely do they talk about image sensors, gyroscopes, actuators and ultrasonic motors. But the digital camera is truly a mechatronics marvel. Kevin Craig's three-part webcast takes you through the basics of photography through the birth of the digital age to explain how mechatronics is revolutionizing the digital camera. Read More Tough Jobs: 50,000 Hours Life SpecificationIn partnership with Groschopp
What affects the life of the motor? Long motor life to achieve tough specifications such as 50,000 hours of continuous operation requires a quality product and a detailed understanding of the application. Find out how Groschopp helped their client avoid expensive product recalls. Read More Direct Digital Manufacturing is HereIn partnership with Stratasys
Direct digital manufacturing or rapid manufacturing is taking place today. Knowing what DDM is and how to implement within your company is a competitive advantage in today's manufacturing environment. Stratasys will cover these topics and more in this 4 part webinar. Read More
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Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST)
CST represents a unique collection of companies under one umbrella as a distinct global business unit within Schneider Electric. Now a singular business, they represents a set of proven brands with a long-standing ability to deliver advanced application-specific solutions across a wide array of sensing technologies along with control and actuation products.View All Resources from CST
Solenoid Valve and Proportional Valve trainingVendor:HydraForce | Type:Training Guide Access this online learning tool from HydraForce, as well as a white paper on electronics in the Mobile Industry.
Bleed Valve Product AnimationVendor:Pneumadyne | Type:Product BriefWhen the button is actuated the stem slides forward and air flow is vented through a non-threaded exhaust port located near the actuator. This valve makes it possible to release pressurized air at a rate of 100 cubic inches in 4 seconds.
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At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
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.