Repowering the Welland Canal The St. Lawrence Seaway's Welland Canal is now a fluid-power masterpiece with modern hydraulics from Bosch Rexroth Canada. But the hydraulic conversion of electro-mechanical systems is no easy task. Photos and video included. Full Story
3-Axis Beam Control Laser Marks Any Shape at Production Line Speeds.
The new Keyence MD-V9900 YVO4 Laser Marker is the world's first with 3-axis beam control, a ±42mm focal length and a 300 x 300mm marking area. It eliminates the need for mechanical devices to move the marker or products to mark different heights, inclined surfaces, cylinders or spheres. Details and specs.
TURCK's BL ident, is the world's first modular RFID system with built-in I/O capability. With BL ident, users may add additional I/O modules to the RFID system: up to 8 channels of RFID, plus up to 32 additional I/O modules within a single node on the network. BL ident is IP 67-rated and can be integrated into existing platforms. Learn more today!
Videos from the Welland Canal - VIDEO The St. Lawrence Seaway's Welland Canal is a fluid-power masterpiece with modern hydraulics from Bosch Rexroth Canada. Watch this video footage taken from DN Editor-in-Chief John Dodge's day at the Welland Canal. Watch Now
Making Inertial Sensors Easy to Use- WEBCAST Part of Design News' new Sensor Solutions website! Design News' Randy Frank tackles “Making Inertial Sensors Easy to Use” with his guest speakers Harvey Weinberg of Analog Devices and Per Slycke of Xsens Motion Technologies. Watch Now
Sponsored Technology Content A Mechatronic Marvel: The Computer Hard Disk DriveIn partnership with Microchip, National Instruments and UGS
Magnetic hard disk drives provide lessons of successful synergistic integration of physical systems, electronics, controls and computers. This webcast covers the hard disk's evolution, issues facing engineers now and keys to consider for mechatronic design. View Webcast
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
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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
Customized Motor Quick Reference ChartVendor:Groschopp | Type:Design Guide This graph maps the speed-torque curves of all four motor types on one graph, using the same scale to clearly illustrate the differences between the motors.
How to Minimize Warm-Up Drift in Pressure SensorsVendor:All Sensors Corporation | Type:White PaperHow to Minimize Warm-Up Drift in Pressure Sensors was written by Tim Shotter. This document will demonstrate how to help minimize the effects of warm-up drift.
Increasingly sophisticated robotic toys can offer valuable design lessons for engineers seeking to strike a favorable balance of cost and performance through the use of off-the-shelf technology. Several such robots, including ones from Innovation First and Robonica, were on display yesterday at Toy Fair in New York. Check out this blog post for more and email me with your thoughts.
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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.
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.