Intuitive servo drives deliver high performance

A new family of Compax3 intelligent servo drives from Parker Hannifin are simple to program yet they are designed for high performance and functionality

Modelling software speeds design of organic shapes

Version 10 of Sensable Technologies' Freeform 3D modelling software offers new modelling functions and faster preparation for manufacturing

Current profiler boost for ports and terminals

Vertical measuring zones (bins) can always be referenced to height below the surface, says Aanderaa Data Instruments

Portable Ethernet chassis available in smaller version

The HalfRACK’s six I/O slots provide up to: 150 analogue inputs, 192 analogue outputs, 288 digital I/O, 48 counter or quadrature channels

Motion controller suits steppers and piezo-electric motors

New from Trinamic is the TMC457 motion controller for stepper and piezo-electric applications requiring fast, dynamic motion with smooth acceleration

Autodesk unveils Autocad 2010

Autodesk is releasing Autocad 2010, together with Autocad LT 2010 and industry-specific versions such as Autocad Mechanical 2010

Remotely monitor plant-floor operations

FactoryTalk ViewPoint software displays fully scalable, animated web applications from existing FactoryTalk View applications

High performance, hull-mounted side scan sonar

The StarFish 450 Series is designed to be 'Plug and Play', connecting to a Windows PC or laptop via a USB connection

Software helps to accelerate innovation

Invention Machine Goldfire 5.0, a task-based innovation software package, helps engineers to innovate and enables managers to track programmes and trends

New 3D laser scanners for reverse engineering

Roland's new LPX laser scanners are delivered with Pixform ProII reverse-engineering software that converts the scanned data into CAD models

Bitumen companies go wireless to monitor production facilities

Bitumen often poses storage and handling problems. Here, Sean Ottewell reports on two Australian companies who are tackling these by turning to wireless communication solutions

Thermal camera identifies heat loss

Identifies heat loss through poor insulation, locate excessive air leakage, carry out predictive maintenance of electrical and structural systems

Increasing the processing of music data

NEC Electronics introduces new system-on-a-chip for car audio systems

Multi-axis control module speeds time to market

With its ease of configuration and reduced wiring requirement, Festo's new CPX-CMXX intelligent multi-axis control module will help OEMs to build machines faster

Digital blending provides product consistency

Solution instantaneously controls the metering of ingredients based on volume or material characteristics

HMI/Scada product benefits from improved user interface

GE Fanuc is releasing Cimplicity 8.0, the latest version of the company's powerful HMI/Scada control and visualisation product

Development kit simplifies use of reconfigurable I/O hardware

National Instruments' new cRIO-9951 Module Development Kit simplifies the process when designing custom Compactrio and Single-Board RIO applications

Statistical software helps evaluates the reliability of products

In today's business environment, design engineers constantly need to evaluate the reliability of their products

Low harmonic drives ease stress on the power supply

Gregers Geilager explains how low harmonic drives continuously regulate the network and load conditions without affecting the connected motor

New drive modules offer easy integration and more flexibility

Petri Torniainen reviews a recently launched series of LV AC industrial single drive modules. These user-friendly drive modules feature DTC technology, support customisation and easy integration into panels or cabinets, and include advanced energy saving and safety features





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