HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/2
Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Talkin Bout My Generation
Charles Murray   10/9/2012 7:20:19 PM
NO RATINGS
Good point, Rob. That's why the interface is being compared to the iPad interface. For many younger users, that's the standard.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Talkin Bout My Generation
Rob Spiegel   10/9/2012 2:06:54 PM
NO RATINGS
I find it very interesting the slice of the pie that relates to satisfying the needs and desires of a generation of engineers who grew up playing video games. We'll see more and more of this in coming years. Smart vendors will deliver HMI that fits the upcoming generation.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Energy Efficiency Focus
apresher   10/9/2012 10:40:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Naperlou,

There is a move in machine control (via networking developments such as CIPenergy, PROFIenergy and SERCOS Energy) to more easily measure and control energy usage within manufacturing plants.  One simple example of low hanging fruit is putting machines into a low power standby or sleep state during production pauses (lunch, breaks, etc.) which has been shown to reduce energy usage 20-30% during the pauses. 

The question in the survey was intended to query users on how important reducing energy is perceived among users and machine builders.  Basically one-third of the survey respondents identified energy as an area of potential improvement.

I think that Wylie's comment that focus on energy efficiency would be a growing factor is based on this technology moving forward and producing significant results.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Energy monitoring
naperlou   10/9/2012 9:57:05 AM
NO RATINGS
Al, Denis Wylie mentions energy monitoring becoming more important in the future.  The survey shows that it is not a major consideration today.  The reality is that energy consumption in the US, and the developing world, is going down.  Older coal fired plants, the ones that would cost a lot to bring into compliance, are being shut down and not replaced.  Basically, each generation of machine, whether it be a refrigator or a computer, uses less energy than the last.  Just the process of replacing worn out equipment over time brings down usage without any special consideration.  We are becoming more energy efficient by default.  There are lots of other issues with machine control than energy, as the survey shows.

<<  <  Page 2/2


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and technical prowess to troubleshoot and solve the most perplexing engineering mysteries.
Melissa Cavanagh of 3DP Unlimited talked to Design News about the company’s large format 3D printer, during Medical Design and Manufacturing Midwest.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
9/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Oct 20 - 24, How to Design & Build an Embedded Web Server: An Embedded TCP/IP Tutorial
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


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.
Next Class: 10/28-10/30 11:00 AM
Sponsored by Stratasys
Next Class: 10/28-10/30 2:00 PM
Sponsored by Gates Corporation
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service