HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: NOTEWORTHY
Charles Murray   7/22/2013 7:06:19 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, bobjengr. The smart bearings are amazing, and serve as a great example of how traditional mechanical products can benefit from the addition of electronics. This is one more example of why future mechanical engineers need a cross-disciplinary education.

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
NOTEWORTHY
bobjengr   7/9/2013 4:29:38 PM
NO RATINGS
 Very interesting post Lauren.  I am blown away be the SKF information.  This is truly forward thinking on their part.  One of the components of my job is to quantify component MTTF (mean time to failure) and MTBF (mean time between failure).  These bearings would be great indicators of bearing "status" and provide huge value-added for maintenance personnel and manufacturing engineers.  Again--excellent post.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Gesture recognition
apresher   7/8/2013 5:47:10 PM
NO RATINGS
The ability to use HMIs with gesture controls is definitely an up and coming area for human machine interfaces.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
New Products - introduction
Mydesign   7/8/2013 3:42:50 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Laure, interesting section. I feel it's good to introduce new interesting products atleast once in a month through blogs. It will be helpful for our community members, so that they can be get familiarized with the latest products in market.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Forward-Looking Monitoring
TJ McDermott   7/7/2013 1:01:38 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, this is impressive, but I would be more impressed if SKF had included even one image of the actual hardware so we could get a feel for size and volume necessary to accomodate it.  The link to SKF offers no additional information unforunately.

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Forward-Looking Monitoring
Greg M. Jung   7/5/2013 11:31:17 PM
NO RATINGS
Especially impressed by the forward-looking bearing monitoring.  From the article, microscopic bearing damage can be detected immediately as it occurs (instead of being detected after bearing damage escalates into vibration and temperature issues).  I would imagine that many mission-critical applications could use this new technology to improve bearing performance, reliability and up-time.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
From faux innovations, to fake artificial intelligence, to an Internet-ready Porta-Potty, here's a look at our favorite hoaxes throughout engineering history.
The implementation of a new diesel fuel standard in the US has considerably improved the environmental performance of diesel vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the new ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel has combined with other improved technologies to reduce diesel's particulate matter (PM) emissions by 99%.
A France-based inventor has built drones modeled after i>Star Wars spacecraft. And he's showing everyone else how to do it, too.
Nearly 30 years after its release, 'New Coke' is still a lesson in product failure for engineers.
Transient-voltage-suppression diode technology eliminates surges and enhances vehicle safety.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.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.
Mar 30 - Apr3, Getting Hands-On with Cypress’ PSoC
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


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.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service