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Sep 26, 2016
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Machine Design

Creating Larger Forces with Differential Roller Screws (.PDF Download)  

Power density is one of the primary reasons why design engineers and manufacturers rely on hydraulics when they want their machines to move something. Hydraulic systems offer very high force density in a compact, relatively economical design. But inherent drawbacks to hydraulics are leading design engineers and manufacturers to consider an electromechanical system as an alternative to its hydraulic counterpart. One way to do this is by replacing the hydraulic cylinder with an actuator and screw driven by an electric motor......More
Sep 26, 2016
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Machine Design

Wireless, Energy-Harvesting Switches Transmit Data More Than 900 ft. (.PDF Download)  

The AFIS rocker and snap switches from Cherry Industrial Products, which will become ZF in 2017, need no wires for power or to deliver data signals. These truly wireless devices instead harvest energy from the act of a technician or manager pushing the rocker or snap switch... Register or Sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high-resolution graphics and schematics when applicable....More
Sep 23, 2016
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The Road to Smart Manufacturing (.PDF Download)  

Numerous initiatives have been put into motion around the world to fundamentally transform manufacturing as we know it. Though the initiatives go by different names—from the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition and Industrie 4.0 in the West, to Made in China 2025 and Manufacturing Innovation 3.0 in the East—they share a common pursuit: smart manufacturing... Register or Sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high-resolution graphics and schematics when applicable....More
Sep 22, 2016
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Machine Design

How to Specify Fiber-Optic Sensors (.PDF Download)  

Sensing part presence in machines, in fixtures, and on conveyors is an important component of industrial automation. Error-proofing assembly and controlling sequence based on presence or absence of a part is often required. In many cases, one can’t just assume the part is where it should be or the nest is empty as expected, so a presence sensor must be used for verification... Register or Sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high-resolution graphics and schematics when applicable....More
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