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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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
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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The 3D printing revolution seems to have a knack for quickly moving technology ahead by way of collaborative effort and even a little friendly competition -- all of course in the name of scientific advancement.
Advantech has launched a new series of motion-control I/O modules to meet the increased demands that come with more distributed industrial systems that require control of a growing number of axes and devices.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is