|October 06, 2020||Volume 16 Issue 38|
|Reduce Spring Height by 50%|
Smalley Wave Springs can replace conventional coil springs while occupying only half the space and providing the same force and deflection. Over 4,000 springs available from stock in carbon and stainless steel, or utilize Smalley's No-Tooling-Cost™ manufacturing process on custom designs, available from .157" to 120". Free samples available for testing.
Learn more, request samples, or design a custom spring.
|New FAULHABER 2020-2021 Product Catalog|
Comprised of more than 650 pages, the new FAULHABER product catalog 2020-2021 features the most comprehensive portfolio of highly developed miniature and micro drive technology available from a single source, worldwide. The new product catalog, paired with our online product selector, make it quick and easy to determine which products and configurations will best suit the drive system requirements of your application.
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|Tricked out: Ford shows off Bronco Adventure Concepts|
When the reborn Ford Bronco made its debut in July, it left fans both excited and faced with a mountain of choices. Should you get two doors or four, and which special Bronco series -- like Big Bend, Wildtrak, or Badlands -- should you choose? Base setup or advanced 4x4? Seven-speed manual or 10-speed automatic? Now Ford has thrown five pulled-together aftermarket adventure packages into the mix, so you can take your customization options to the max.
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|Machines: Precision high-volume pack-n-ship for eCommerce orders|
Streamlined eCommerce fulfillment necessitates the use of automation to sustain high throughput, reduce freight costs, and minimize the use of packaging materials. The most advanced automated e-fulfillment systems, such as the Model 3322 ePack Auto-Mailer from Texwrap Packaging Systems, combine measuring dimensional weight and wrapping to create ready-to-ship mail packages. They also automate print-and-apply labels and bar codes.
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|Convert any standard pipe into a powerful, high-volume conveyor|
EXAIR's new 2-1/2 NPT Heavy Duty Threaded Line Vac is a powerful in-line conveyor that transports high volumes of material through ordinary pipe. Designed for rugged, industrial applications, it has a hardened alloy construction that helps prevent premature wear when transporting abrasive or heavy materials like shot blast, tumbling media, or metal fittings. These units feature large throat diameters that make it possible to convey more material over longer vertical and horizontal lengths. The conveying rate is typically twice that of ordinary air-powered conveyors.
|New MiniSlide series of linear actuators|
The new MiniSlide series from Haydon Kerk Pittman provides pre-engineered versatility for a variety of single and multi-axis applications. In one example, it can help lab equipment and automation designers solve the challenge of fitting sophisticated motion control solutions into compact spaces. MiniSlide assemblies are highly configurable, simple to integrate, and offer a compact low profile with a stable platform -- all at an economical price point. Two motor options are available: a 21-mm size 8 hybrid stepper and a 20-mm 19000 series Can-Stack stepper.
|Rotary sensors for auto racing and other demanding applications|
Novotechnik U.S. announces the SP2800 Auto-Sport Series of rotary sensors for angle measurement. These sensors were developed for auto racing and other demanding applications. Key specs for SP2800 Auto Sport include 20 models covering measurement ranges of 0 to 100, 130, 308, 345, or 350 degrees. There is also a redundant version with a 100-degree range. These ranges were specifically selected for sequential gearbox, steering angle, throttle, and suspension measurement applications. Repeatability is 0.01%. Linearity is to 0.3%, depending on model. A rubberized strain-relief boot is available for auto racing and other applications where extreme conditions are present.
|Industry first: Pneumatic valve with embedded wireless|
Emerson has introduced a wireless automatic recovery module (ARM) for its AVENTICS G3 electronic fieldbus platform that makes it easy for technicians to perform pneumatic valve system commissioning and diagnostics from a mobile phone, tablet, or laptop computer. The platform is ideal for pneumatic valve system applications in the automotive, food and beverage, tire, packaging, and metalworking industries. The wireless ARM module with built-in Wi-Fi generates error notifications for alarms, voltage levels, short circuits, module errors, open load errors, and distribution errors -- even when the valve system is located inside a machine or on a ceiling. It offers the visual benefits of a hard-wired human machine interface (HMI) at lower cost and with higher flexibility.
|Most popular last issue|
|Jet fighters and BMWs: Trends in manufacturing|
At a new facility in Warton, Lancashire, BAE Systems is applying game-changing digital technologies to advance manufacturing of the UK's next-gen combat jet fighter called Tempest. Their updated toolbox includes a digitally connected intelligent factory, digital twins, automated robots and cobotic technologies, and intelligent workstations. Carmaker BMW in Germany is updating its factories and process tech too, focusing on using augmented reality in prototyping and building a new 3D-printing tech center in Munich.
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|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Large piston-type wave generator created by Bosch Rexroth|
The Large Wave Flume in Hannover, Germany, is an important facility for studying coastal engineering phenomena -- including rogue waves. At about 300 m long, 5 m wide, and 7 m deep, it is the largest freely accessible wave tank in the world. This animation shows the 2020 updated design by Bosch Rexroth, which offers significant benefits in energy efficiency and an improved operational window for testing.
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|What's new in Creo 7.0?|
PTC has launched the next generation of its Creo 3D CAD software, Creo 7.0. The software's new capabilities put the power of artificial intelligence (AI) at designers' fingertips, making simulation a seamless part of daily work. The new version also includes generative design technology (which produces optimized designs based on engineering requirements and manufacturing constraints), updates for additive manufacturing, and multibody design.
Find out what's new in Creo.