Modern automation solutions use flexible and powerful technologies, allowing automation systems to be designed faster and implemented quicker. AS-Interface, an open IO connectivity solution, used in tens of thousands of installations worldwide, provides an unparalleled level of simplicity resulting in even shorter design and build times. Participants will understand why machines, plants, and systems that take advantage of AS-Interface can be designed and constructed faster and thus positively influence cash flow.
The digital world of today has changed the nature of design and manufacturing. New integrated design tools require a greater new level of sophistication from users. CAD tools are now integrated with simulation, CAE, and PLM, making design work easer for engineers. Yet that engineer is now required to know more about everything involving mechanical properties of the product as well electronic systems. When you tie manufacturing into the mix, the demands on the engineer are even greater.
Creating effective and energy efficient climate control solutions in these applications consists of deftly addressing three key phases—design, installation and operation. In addition to tips for each phase, Rittal’s Climate Control Product Manager Eric Corzine will discuss the roles of filter fans, air conditioners and air-to-water heat exchangers; common mistakes in installation and operation of climate products, and the latest advancements in enclosure cooling technology.
Cable failure is a common cause of unexpected downtime across a wide range of industries and environments. In dynamic applications, the majority of these failures can be attributed to a few common causes. In this brief webinar, uncover these common causes, and explore a range of solutions to prevent cable failure for millions of cycles in moving applications.
Industrial 3D printing has made a tremendous impact on the manufacturing world. Rapid prototypes are possible within a day, material selection continues to grow stronger and parts with un-manufacturable designs have found their happy place. Recently, some have started using 3D printing to produce injection molds. During this webinar, we'll discuss the differences between 3D-printed plastic molds, machined aluminum molds, and steel production molds
Let the experts at PlastiComp share their knowledge with you about long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. From its stronger, stiffer, and tougher performance envelope to understanding how to optimize your designs to take advantage of these unique structural materials – invest an hour of your time to discover why you should add robust long fiber composites to your toolbox of plastic solutions.
Mechanical power transmission calls for flexibility, smooth process, and high speed. These demands are even higher when used on today's robot-rich factory floor. In this webinar, we will explore power transmission and motion control in manufacturing, including technologies ranging from motors and drives to gears and sensors.
More than any time in its 125-year history, the auto industry is trying to lose weight. To accomplish that, it's applying new materials to components ranging from hoods and engine covers to brake rotors and body panels. Sandy Munro of Munro & Associates will examine the growing trend toward the use of plastics and carbon fiber composites inside and outside the vehicle.
Robotics and mechanization have improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade. That said, grasping objects with suitable pressure, the art of clean movement, touching and feeling the shape or texture of something and other actions are not yet a given. Artificially reproducing them is a challenge modern engineers are attempting to overcome, and this webinar explores how.
Learn the basics of using adhesives and tapes for a variety of durable assembly applications. Discover the advantages of the various technology options and a brief framework to help you downselect to an appropriate tape or adhesive technology that will be the best fit for your product and process.
Motors and drives in automated machinery can be exposed to water; dripping water; sprayed water; hot water; steamed water; submerged in water and deep underwater. What do you need to know to protect your motors and drives from different water threats? This webinar will explore the various categories of water threats to motors and drives. Interesting examples will be presented to illustrate the challenges and how the customers and suppliers found solutions.
Understand the essential functions of equipment enclosures and know whether a modular or unibody construction would work best for your facility’s specific needs.
While designing for industrial-grade 3D printing has fewer considerations than traditional manufacturing processes, elements such as resolution, surface finish, feature size and build orientation can impact part performance. By weighing important design techniques, process requirements and materials, stereolithography (SLA) and selective laser sintering (SLS) can be leveraged for both cosmetically appealing and functional 3D-printed prototypes and components.
The introduction of collaborative robots has democratized the use of robotics in many manufacturing fields. Because of their human scaled features, ease of use and flexibility, it is then more interesting to have one on the assembly line. The investment is also lower and the payback is faster than it used to be. Do all these advantages mean it is time to introduce these co-workers to work alongside your human co-workers? Let's find out in this webinar.
One of the design and development constraints in additive manufacturing (AM) is that most design engineers still think in conventional manufacturing contexts. However, there increasingly are advances in AI and cloud computing tools dedicated to AM. This one-hour webcast will show how to approach designing AM parts and explore goal-directed/generative design advancements that have enabled design engineers to describe their problems and objectives and let software optimize the design.
On June 1 new Dept. of Energy standards established for commercial and industrial electric motors, go into effect. The new standards broaden the type and number of electric motors effected. OEMs machine builders will be significantly impacted. This webinar will explain the DoE standards; how and why they began and how the US market is responding. Learn how motor manufacturers are meeting the standards and the impact they expect they will have going forward.