New cable website

The redesigned site at lappusa.com delivers new engineering content related to the application of wire, industrial cables, and connectors. In addition, it includes product selector tools, e-learning modules, a technical data resource center, and more.

The online base of Lapp Group, Florham Park, N.J., the site also offers application tips and educational videos. “The site was redesigned with the needs of our North American users in mind,” says Rob Conway. “Moreover, our emphasis on delivering pertinent, regularly updated content ensures lappusa.com is a destination web site for our customers and the engineering community at large.”

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Online modular component assembler

The Modular Assembler Website at us.misumi-ec.com/contents/mech/modular provides fast design of common component combinations. This site groups parts and offers them in modules, to reduce effort spent selecting mechanical component sets. About 46 modules are currently available for use in rotary/linear motion, positioning/detecting, retention, and connection applications.

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