News http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8218/more en Get Ready for National Engineers Week http://machinedesign.com/blog/get-ready-national-engineers-week <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s getting close to George Washington’s birthday, and that means it’s also getting close to National Engineers Week (Feb 21-27)...</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/get-ready-national-engineers-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/get-ready-national-engineers-week#comments Editorial Comment News A Skeptical Engineer Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:00:00 +0000 56631 at http://machinedesign.com Replacing Pneumatics with Electronic Motors Enhances Construction Gripper http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/replacing-pneumatics-electronic-motors-enhances-construction-gripper <div class="node-body article-body">Replacing the pneumatic cylinders in a robotic gripper with linear motors enabled the robot to safely pick up objects ranging from bricks to champagne glasses and tissue packs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/replacing-pneumatics-electronic-motors-enhances-construction-gripper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/replacing-pneumatics-electronic-motors-enhances-construction-gripper#comments Linear Motion Motors/Drives Pneumatics News Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:30:00 +0000 56621 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (1/25-2/1) http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This biweekly product gallery includes rotary encoders for washdown environments, along with sensitive springs, and switching elements for human-machine interfaces. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/machine-design-s-products-week-125-21#comments Products Batteries/Power Supplies Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Motors/Drives Springs Temperature Sensors Gallery Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:44:00 +0000 56601 at http://machinedesign.com Nanotechnology in Manufacturing: The Future is Now (Part 1) http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">How close is the Nanoscale industrial revolution? The following gallery highlights the work of five DARPA- funded projects aimed at advancing manufacturing techniques in nanotechnology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1#comments Defense Medical Robotics Semiconductor Materials Sensors News Gallery Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:11:00 +0000 56091 at http://machinedesign.com Shedding Some Smart Light on Sleep Disorders http://machinedesign.com/iot/shedding-some-smart-light-sleep-disorders <div class="node-body article-body">RPI’s automated-LED-lighting testbed will be used to study the mental and neurological impact of LED lighting on sleep behavior. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/shedding-some-smart-light-sleep-disorders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/shedding-some-smart-light-sleep-disorders#comments IoT Sensors News Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:37:00 +0000 55731 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Smart-lighting&nbsp;systems&nbsp;from the ERC can be&nbsp;fine-tuned to display a range of&nbsp;colors at different&nbsp;intensities&nbsp;and angles. The new testbed&nbsp;the University of New Mexico Health Center&nbsp;will use such a system to&nbsp;study the effects of LED lighting on human behavior and mental health.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Inside an ETT Linear Motor http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/inside-ett-linear-motor <div class="node-body article-body">This tubular linear motor consists of a stator with integrated analog Sin/Cos feedback and a stainless-steel rod with neodymium magnets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/inside-ett-linear-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/inside-ett-linear-motor#comments What's Inside? Packaging Linear Motion Motors/Drives Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:01:00 +0000 55661 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (1/11-1/18) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine Design's Products of the Week include reliable couplings, brushless-motor controllers, and automated case packers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118#comments Products Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Packaging Hydraulics Pneumatics Sensors Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:29:00 +0000 55381 at http://machinedesign.com DOE Reveals New Standards on Commercial, Industrial Pumps http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/doe-reveals-new-standards-commercial-industrial-pumps <div class="node-body article-body">Is your company prepared to meet the new energy-conservation standards in four years?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/doe-reveals-new-standards-commercial-industrial-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/doe-reveals-new-standards-commercial-industrial-pumps#comments Hydraulics News Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:17:00 +0000 55471 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy Lightweight Brakes for Tight Spaces http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/lightweight-brakes-tight-spaces <div class="node-body article-body">The XS Series of spring-set holding brakes from Warner Electric are good options for applications that need to save on space and weight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/lightweight-brakes-tight-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/lightweight-brakes-tight-spaces#comments What's Inside? Controllers Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19:08:00 +0000 55431 at http://machinedesign.com Free Training Focuses on PLC/PC-Based Control Automation, Programming http://machinedesign.com/learning-resources/free-training-focuses-plcpc-based-control-automation-programming <div class="node-body article-body">A three-day training program for automation technology and IEC 61131 programming will occur on five separate dates in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/learning-resources/free-training-focuses-plcpc-based-control-automation-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/learning-resources/free-training-focuses-plcpc-based-control-automation-programming#comments News Learning Resources Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:12:00 +0000 55371 at http://machinedesign.com