News http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8218/more en Boeing discriminating against older engineers? http://machinedesign.com/blog/boeing-discriminating-against-older-engineers <div class="node-body blog-body">One union claims that Boeing is dismantling and disbursing their experienced commercial-engineering workforce for what seem to be “laughably superficial” business reasons … but the real reason it’s moving work to Russia, India, and domestic ‘centers of excellence’ — mostly non-union locations — is for the “wholesale purge of Boeing’s older workforce.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/product-design-engineering">Product Design Engineering</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/boeing-discriminating-against-older-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/boeing-discriminating-against-older-engineers#comments News Community Product Design Engineering Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:00 +0000 39761 at http://machinedesign.com Proportional-directional valve http://machinedesign.com/products/proportional-directional-valve <div class="node-body article-body">The AxisPro proportional-directional valve features embedded intelligence that simplifies traditionally complex control practices; plug-and-play design reduces machine build time; and its ability to predict potential maintenance issues increases machine reliability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/proportional-directional-valve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/proportional-directional-valve#comments Products Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:02:00 +0000 39661 at http://machinedesign.com Servo terminal I/O http://machinedesign.com/products/servo-terminal-io <div class="node-body article-body">The EL7201-0010 Series servo terminal supports the direct connection of the company’s new servomotors — AM8121 (0.5 Nm), AM8122 (0.8 Nm), and AM8131 (1.13 Nm) — in which power and feedback signals are combined in one standard motor cable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/servo-terminal-io" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/servo-terminal-io#comments Products Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:55:00 +0000 39651 at http://machinedesign.com Ceramic pushbutton switches http://machinedesign.com/products/ceramic-pushbutton-switches <div class="node-body article-body">The MSM LA CS is a metal pushbutton switch with a ceramic actuator surface. The biocompatible on/off switch can be backlit across the entire surface. Encased in a stainless-steel housing, the switch has an actuator made of durable ceramic to resist scratches and abrasive chemicals as well as impact; it can also be labeled with highly durable legends.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/ceramic-pushbutton-switches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/ceramic-pushbutton-switches#comments Products Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:51:00 +0000 39641 at http://machinedesign.com Software offers increased machine control, capabilities http://machinedesign.com/products/software-offers-increased-machine-control-capabilities <div class="node-body article-body">Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) software v2.8 and AKD servodrive platform firmware v1.12 provide twice the control performance and allow system-wide third-party product configuration. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/software-offers-increased-machine-control-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/software-offers-increased-machine-control-capabilities#comments Products Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:47:00 +0000 39631 at http://machinedesign.com Push-to-connect fitting http://machinedesign.com/products/push-connect-fitting <div class="node-body article-body">A new line of composite push-to-connect fittings combines plastic with existing metal barbed fittings and includes specialty items such as union branches and tube-to-stem elbow reducers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/push-connect-fitting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/push-connect-fitting#comments Products Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:42:00 +0000 39621 at http://machinedesign.com Noncontact seal for vertical shafts http://machinedesign.com/products/noncontact-seal-vertical-shafts <div class="node-body article-body">The Noncontact Centritec seal is being used in vertical shafts for rotating machinery. The seal has the same centrifugal pressure principles as its horizontal counterpart except it has a sump that collects lubrication when the equipment is not running. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/noncontact-seal-vertical-shafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/noncontact-seal-vertical-shafts#comments Products Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 39611 at http://machinedesign.com High data-rate Ethernet cables http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/high-data-rate-ethernet-cables <div class="node-body article-body">With the need for higher data-rate capacity in the aerospace market, new lightweight, flexible, and routable Ethernet cables are bundled in a unique jacket material that provides the high speed and light weight necessary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/high-data-rate-ethernet-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/high-data-rate-ethernet-cables#comments Products Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:29:00 +0000 39601 at http://machinedesign.com Modular valves http://machinedesign.com/products/modular-valves <div class="node-body article-body">The NITRA line now includes the CMV Series of compact modular valves. The valves are enclosed in a reinforced technopolymer protective shell that acts as a shock absorber and helps keeps dirt out. The shell’s smooth, rounded design makes it suitable for applications requiring frequent washing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/modular-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/modular-valves#comments Products Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:18:00 +0000 39591 at http://machinedesign.com Substrate-based thin-film circuits http://machinedesign.com/products/substrate-based-thin-film-circuits <div class="node-body article-body">A new substrate-based additive fabrication technique eliminates the sloping caused during traditional chemical etching, which results in performance variations and yield issues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/substrate-based-thin-film-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/substrate-based-thin-film-circuits#comments Products Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:13:00 +0000 39581 at http://machinedesign.com