Machine Design http://machinedesign.com/rss.xml en Daylight Saving Time and its effect on energy and trains http://machinedesign.com/blog/daylight-saving-time-and-its-effect-energy-and-trains-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Does Daylight Saving Time save energy or waste money?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/daylight-saving-time-and-its-effect-energy-and-trains-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/daylight-saving-time-and-its-effect-energy-and-trains-0#comments Dyalight Saving Time Editorial Comment A Skeptical Engineer Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:39:00 +0000 41961 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Old Image</p> SourceESB: The Pipeline to Supplier Intelligence http://machinedesign.com/news/sourceesb-pipeline-supplier-intelligence <div class="field-byline"> Christina Cavano, Director of SourceESB </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Finding reliable suppliers and good sources of quality components is a constant concern for design engineers, according to Machine Design’s current Salary Survey, which also takes a look at engineers’ attitudes and issues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/sourceesb-pipeline-supplier-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/sourceesb-pipeline-supplier-intelligence#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:29:00 +0000 41941 at http://machinedesign.com Rugged SBC Integrates Intel i7 Quad-Core Processor http://machinedesign.com/embedded/rugged-sbc-integrates-intel-i7-quad-core-processor <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The C163 from Aitech Defense Systems is a rugged 6U VME SBC based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core (Haswell) processor family. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/rugged-sbc-integrates-intel-i7-quad-core-processor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/rugged-sbc-integrates-intel-i7-quad-core-processor#comments Products Embedded Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:27:00 +0000 41731 at http://machinedesign.com Screw Drive Survival and Actuator Life http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/screw-drive-survival-and-actuator-life <div class="field-byline"> Igor Glikin, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Tolomatic Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> A host of factors influence how long a screw actuator will operate properly. Here are some tips on accurately estimating how long that will be. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A host of factors influence how long a screw actuator will operate properly. Here are some tips on accurately estimating how long that will be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/screw-drive-survival-and-actuator-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/screw-drive-survival-and-actuator-life#comments Motion Control Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:42:00 +0000 41711 at http://machinedesign.com Reshoring OEM Makes Oilfield Pumps with U.S. Equipment http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment <div class="field-byline"> John Piehl. Sales Manager, Tyler Mitchell, Project Engineer, Ahaus Tool and Engineering, Richmond, Ind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All fixture and machine-assembly jobs are unique, but one Texas facility was set to manufacture gear casings with enormous dimensions — so it needed machines with fixtures, loaders, and presses that could handle big parts. Here’s how they quickly setup the machinery with a U.S. supplier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/reshoring-oem-makes-oilfield-pumps-us-equipment#comments Gold Engineering Essentials Manufacturing Equipment Hydraulics Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:00 +0000 39901 at http://machinedesign.com How to Specify and Apply Precision Gearboxes with Servosystems http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/how-specify-and-apply-precision-gearboxes-servosystems <div class="field-byline"> Pat Phillips, Product Manager, and Chip McDaniel, Technical Marketing, at AutomationDirect </div> <div class="field-deck"> A servosystem and gearbox can provide precise motion control, but care must be taken in design, selection, and implementation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A host of industrial gearboxes are available today, making it important to match the proper type of gearbox with the drive, motor, and load. When a machine needs a servosystem – a drive and motor —the gearbox is critical for accurate and repeatable motion. Planetary gearboxes fit the bill for most servo applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/how-specify-and-apply-precision-gearboxes-servosystems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/mechanical-drives/how-specify-and-apply-precision-gearboxes-servosystems#comments Mechanical Drives Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:00 +0000 41671 at http://machinedesign.com How to Choose the Right Control Method for VFDs http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-choose-right-control-method-vfds <div class="field-byline"> Steve Peterson, Technical Training Engineer, Yaskawa America Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For motors controlled by a variable frequency drive (VFD), the control method used in large part determines a motor’s efficiency and performance in an application. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-choose-right-control-method-vfds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/how-choose-right-control-method-vfds#comments Motors/Drives Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:12:00 +0000 41651 at http://machinedesign.com Top Five Reasons to Integrate 3D Printing into your Product Development Lifecycle http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rapid prototyping with PolyJet technology has become a game-changing innovation for designers, engineers and manufacturers since it was introduced two decades ago. While new lower costs and time savings are</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/top-five-reasons-integrate-3d-printing-your-product-development-lifecycle#comments 3D Printing White Papers Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:48:00 +0000 41641 at http://machinedesign.com October 9, 2014 http://machinedesign.com/machine-design/2014-10-23 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/salarysurvey">2014 Machine Design Salary Survey</a> <a href="/mechanical-drives/fixing-wind-turbine-gearbox-problems">Fixing Wind-Turbine Gearbox Problems</a> <a href="/guest-commentary/how-save-american-manufacturing">How to Save American Manufacturing</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 41681 at http://machinedesign.com Updated Vertical Lathe Allows for Larger Workpiece http://machinedesign.com/products/updated-vertical-lathe-allows-larger-workpiece <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Okuma has introduced its new V760EX vertical lathe, updating its V60R model. The new product has a larger work envelope and allows for an additional 110 mm in workpiece height and 150 mm </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/updated-vertical-lathe-allows-larger-workpiece" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/updated-vertical-lathe-allows-larger-workpiece#comments Products Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:31:00 +0000 41631 at http://machinedesign.com One Part Cyanoacrylate Sets in 10-40 Seconds http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/one-part-cyanoacrylate-sets-10-40-seconds <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Master Bond’s MB250NT is a single component ethyl cyanoacrylate cures rapidly, depending on the atmospheric humidity (the higher the level, the faster the rate of the cure). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/one-part-cyanoacrylate-sets-10-40-seconds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/adhesives/one-part-cyanoacrylate-sets-10-40-seconds#comments Products Adhesives Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:00 +0000 41621 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printer Incorporates DLP Layered Projection System http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-incorporates-dlp-layered-projection-system <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Roland DGA introduced the monoFab series, which includes the company’s first 3D printer, the ARM-10, and a compact 3D subtractive milling machine, the SRM-20. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-incorporates-dlp-layered-projection-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-incorporates-dlp-layered-projection-system#comments 3D Printing Products Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:04:00 +0000 41611 at http://machinedesign.com Tactile Dome Switch Contacts are Rated to 10 Million Cycles http://machinedesign.com/products/tactile-dome-switch-contacts-are-rated-10-million-cycles <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Snaptron, Inc. has created the SQ-Series, a new series of tactile dome switch contacts. The snap domes feature a 4-leg design that creates a square shape. Benefits to this wide design includes the domes being </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/tactile-dome-switch-contacts-are-rated-10-million-cycles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/tactile-dome-switch-contacts-are-rated-10-million-cycles#comments Products Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:00 +0000 41601 at http://machinedesign.com MEMS Accelerometers Ideal for Low Current Applications http://machinedesign.com/embedded/mems-accelerometers-ideal-low-current-applications <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silicon Designs introduced the Model 1410, a family of digital pulse density output MEMS variable capacitive (VC) accelerometers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/mems-accelerometers-ideal-low-current-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/mems-accelerometers-ideal-low-current-applications#comments Products Embedded Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:34:00 +0000 41591 at http://machinedesign.com Modular Multiplexer Connects Up to 250 Devices http://machinedesign.com/embedded/modular-multiplexer-connects-250-devices <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The MSE 1000 modular multiplexer from HEIDENHAIN now features transistor–transistor logic (TTL) and inductive and analog interface modules. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/modular-multiplexer-connects-250-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/modular-multiplexer-connects-250-devices#comments Products Embedded Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:17:00 +0000 41571 at http://machinedesign.com Schottky Rectifier Modules Integrate Two Diodes http://machinedesign.com/products/schottky-rectifier-modules-integrate-two-diodes <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Semiconductor manufacturer, America Semiconductor, LLC, has released its high-voltage, Schottky rectifier modules. The avalanche energy rated AK2S200-170 modules combine two fully independent </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/schottky-rectifier-modules-integrate-two-diodes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/schottky-rectifier-modules-integrate-two-diodes#comments Products Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:06:00 +0000 41581 at http://machinedesign.com Device to Change the Phase Relationship of a Drive Component and the Shaft http://machinedesign.com/products/device-change-phase-relationship-drive-component-and-shaft <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Zero-Max has a new phase relationship changer, Phas-Lok. The device can change the phase relationship of a drive component and the shaft. It is designed to reduce system downtime and eliminate the need to </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/device-change-phase-relationship-drive-component-and-shaft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/device-change-phase-relationship-drive-component-and-shaft#comments Products Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:57:00 +0000 41561 at http://machinedesign.com Wireless Aluminum Keypad for Use with Bluetooth Enabled Devices http://machinedesign.com/products/wireless-aluminum-keypad-use-bluetooth-enabled-devices <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NewerTech is now shipping its Wireless Aluminum Keypad for used with Apple keyboards. The numeric keypad features precision machined aluminum housing, Bluetooth pairing capability within </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/wireless-aluminum-keypad-use-bluetooth-enabled-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/wireless-aluminum-keypad-use-bluetooth-enabled-devices#comments Products Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:35:00 +0000 41551 at http://machinedesign.com Heavy Duty Connectors Include Upgraded Sizes http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/heavy-duty-connectors-include-upgraded-sizes <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ATHD series of heavy duty connectors from Amphenol Industrial now includes size 8 and size 12 power contacts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/heavy-duty-connectors-include-upgraded-sizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/heavy-duty-connectors-include-upgraded-sizes#comments Products Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:08:00 +0000 41541 at http://machinedesign.com Food Processing Hoses that Resist Bacteria http://machinedesign.com/products/food-processing-hoses-resist-bacteria <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parker Hannifin’s Parflex Division has introduced High Temperature Food Processing hoses for the food and beverage industry. The hoses are FDA compliant and have a fluoropolymer tube that resists </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/food-processing-hoses-resist-bacteria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/food-processing-hoses-resist-bacteria#comments Products Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:58:00 +0000 41531 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Parker Haptic Kit Features BLE to Prototype ERM Motors and LRAs http://machinedesign.com/embedded/haptic-kit-features-ble-prototype-erm-motors-and-lras <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instruments’ Haptic Bluetooth Kit (DRV2605EVM-BT) helps enable designers to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic affects. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/haptic-kit-features-ble-prototype-erm-motors-and-lras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/haptic-kit-features-ble-prototype-erm-motors-and-lras#comments Products Embedded Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:38:00 +0000 41521 at http://machinedesign.com Designline Industrial PCs Now Come in Larger Sizes http://machinedesign.com/products/designline-industrial-pcs-now-come-larger-sizes <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Phoenix Contact has expanded its line of IP65 rated panel Designline industrial PCs with multitouch capability with the Intel Core i7 processor in 18.5 and 21.5-inch screen sizes. The original 15-inch version </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/designline-industrial-pcs-now-come-larger-sizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/designline-industrial-pcs-now-come-larger-sizes#comments Products Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:44:00 +0000 41511 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Phoenix Contact Reed Switch Features Rugged Lead-Frame Design http://machinedesign.com/products/reed-switch-features-rugged-lead-frame-design <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coto Classic, a product line of Coto Technology, introduces its CT10-G4—a reed switch featuring 226°C process capability and is soldered to lead frame, over molded, cut, and formed. The reed switch is </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/reed-switch-features-rugged-lead-frame-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/reed-switch-features-rugged-lead-frame-design#comments Products Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:34:00 +0000 41501 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Mouser 1.7 kV SiC Half Bridge Module Simplifies Two-Level Topologies http://machinedesign.com/embedded/17-kv-sic-half-bridge-module-simplifies-two-level-topologies <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cree’s all-silicon carbide (SiC) 1.7 kV half-bridge module has 8 mΩ on-resistance and is encased in a standard 62-mm housing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/17-kv-sic-half-bridge-module-simplifies-two-level-topologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/17-kv-sic-half-bridge-module-simplifies-two-level-topologies#comments Products Embedded Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:18:00 +0000 41491 at http://machinedesign.com Transformers Feature Flexible, Open-Frame Design http://machinedesign.com/embedded/transformers-feature-flexible-open-frame-design <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Lighting Ballast Transformer Series from Innovative Power help regulate voltage to start lighting systems and regulate current for efficient operation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/transformers-feature-flexible-open-frame-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/transformers-feature-flexible-open-frame-design#comments Products Embedded Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:52:00 +0000 41481 at http://machinedesign.com AC Drive Improves Flow Control for Multi-Pump Applications http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/ac-drive-improves-flow-control-multi-pump-applications <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VACON’s 100 FLOW AC drive is specifically designed to help improve flow control for multi-pump applications in which several pumps are used in place of a single one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/ac-drive-improves-flow-control-multi-pump-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/ac-drive-improves-flow-control-multi-pump-applications#comments Products Motors/Drives Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:23:00 +0000 41471 at http://machinedesign.com Micro Stepper Motors: Key Features and Benefits for Diverse Applications http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers turn to stepper motors when they need to move a load a precise position and hold that position without jitter. Stepper motors focus microscopes, position lasers, keep CNC</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications#comments Basics of Design Motors/Drives Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:22:00 +0000 41461 at http://machinedesign.com Functional Safety Incremental Encoders http://machinedesign.com/products/functional-safety-incremental-encoders <div class="node-body article-body">BEI Sensors is introducing its new functional safety incremental encoder range that is certified by TÜV Rheinland and can be used in the highest industrial safety related applications up to SIL3/PLe </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/functional-safety-incremental-encoders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/functional-safety-incremental-encoders#comments Products Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:01:00 +0000 41451 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of BEI Sensors Powering Implants with Ultrasound http://machinedesign.com/medical/powering-implants-ultrasound <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Powering wireless implants with ultrasound</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/powering-implants-ultrasound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/powering-implants-ultrasound#comments Medical News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:52:00 +0000 41441 at http://machinedesign.com <p>This prototype of an implantable wireless medical device is powered by remotely using ultrasound.</p> Roboticists and Biologists Learn from Sidewinder Rattlesnakes http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/roboticists-and-biologists-learn-sidewinder-rattlesnakes <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sidewinders teach biologists and roboticists a thing or two.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/roboticists-and-biologists-learn-sidewinder-rattlesnakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/roboticists-and-biologists-learn-sidewinder-rattlesnakes#comments Robotics Motion Control News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:44:00 +0000 41431 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Researchers studied sidewinder rattlesnakes moving up and across surfaces looking for insights into giving robots more mobility.&nbsp;</p>