The XC-Series cordless pump from Enerpac (www.enerpac.com), Menomonee Falls, Wisc., uses a one-half horsepower motor powered by a 28-V lithium-ion battery pack to get the performance an electric or pneumatic powered pump with the convenience of a hand pump. It is well-suited to remote locations or cluttered areas where another cord or hose would present a tripping hazard....More
Advances in technology and manufacturing have let engineers at TURCK (www.turck.us), Plymouth, Minn., design and build two new sensors, the EG05K and EH04K, that are only 15.2 mm long and 5 mm or smaller in diameter. This makes them the shortest M4 and M5 sensors on the market and they open new possibilities for machine builders, especially in the metals manufacturing and die stamping industries....More
Imagine only seeing the world in grayscale. So much would be hidden from view. Color opens our eyes to a world of detail. In machine vision technology detail is critical. Color imaging provides key information that...More
When you combine the brains of machine vision with robot muscle, you unleash a formidable manufacturing system that delivers extreme precision, dramatically increases throughput, and ensures seamless...More
We can hardly imagine a world without barcodes. Available in various guises, barcodes continue to benefit industries that manufacture, buy, sell and distribute products. They help collect data faster and more...More
The expanding Mandrel Collet Chuck is designed to clamp the minor diameter of an internal spline. This allows the user to machine the internal counter bore, the outside profile, and the face of the work piece....More
Weibull analysis can be used to examine a myriad of failures and problems, including equipment breakdowns. By better understanding why and when breakdowns happen, companies can better tailor their maintenance programs to limit downtime and improve productivity.
Here are three scenarios in which Weibull analysis improves maintenance programs.
Many of the annual 3.3 million workplace injuries result from broken OSHA rules. And of the top 10 OSHA rules most frequently broken, two directly concern machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding....More