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Featured White Papers Events

SIERRA INSTRUMENTS WHITE PAPER - BURNER CONTROL FOR MANUFACTURING APPLICATION
Dec 31 - 31 2017, White Paper - Downloadable
SIERRA INSTRUMENTS WHITE PAPER - BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING APPLICATION TECH NOTE
Dec 31 - 31 2017, White Paper - Downloadable

All White Papers Events

AEGIS SOFTWARE CASE STUDY: K2 ENERGY

Thanks to turn-key functionality for complete quality control and data security, Aegis’ FactoryLogix MES is ideally suited for highly-regulated industries. For K2 Energy, implementing the system has not only provided these benefits but also helped drive the company from a small business start-up to a leading supplier of energy storage systems.

HEIDENHAIN WHITE PAPER: INFLUENCE OF POSITION MEASUREMENT ON ACCURACY IN 5-AXIS MACHINING

Productivity and accuracy are important attributes in the competition for machine tools. Five-axis machining provides considerable potential for increasing productivity. In many cases it permits higher metal removal rates than 3-axis machining. Production times can be significantly shortened thanks to a reduction of time required for resetting, for example, or through multi-operation machining in one setup. In any case, with increasingly complex workpiece geometry, 5-axis machining is becoming an indispensable part of the machining process.

PIAB WHITE PAPER: GENERIC COMMUNICATION LINK SIGNALS THE ERA OF SMART FACTORIES

With proprietary and particularly user-friendly software tools for a generic input/output (IO) technology, Piab is taking their first step towards smart sensor and actuator communication.

DATAIKU WHITEPAPER: BUILD A COMPLETE PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE STRATEGY

Predictive maintenance is widely considered to be the obvious next step for any business with high-capital assets: harness machine learning to control rising equipment maintenance costs and pave the way for self maintenance through artificial intelligence (AI).

ORIENTAL MOTOR USA - ELIMINATING EXTERNAL SENSORS

Sensing technology is everywhere today. Sensors are used to detect human touch on a smart phone, ambient temperature in a room, and even in non-invasive blood glucose measurement for diabetes detection. This whitepaper addresses the most common types of presence sensors used in industrial motion control including their application, design criteria, integration requirements, associated costs, testing and maintenance.

IGUS WHITE PAPER: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR DESIGNING WITH CABLE CARRIERS

Cable carriers are an ideal way to protect cables, hoses, and all other lines throughout movement on modern machinery, while protecting them from abrasion, tangling, and over bending. In this eBook, explore the technology behind modern cable carriers, material options, tech tips and tricks, and more.

WHITE PAPER - "ROBOTICS FROM THE INVESTOR’S POINT OF VIEW: HOW TO PROFIT FROM THE RISE OF ROBOTS"

This paper evaluates whether Robotics equities traded on Stock Markets worldwide are a good investment opportunity or not. Robotics seems to become more and more attractive for both institutional investors (who act rationally and prefer medium to long term investments) and individual investors (who are driven by irrational behaviour and prefer short term investments). To forecast if robotics is an investment opportunity that could inflate a new financial bubble in the oncoming years, this paper compares robotics equities with Internet equities and analyses what happened during the Dot-com Mania in the 1990s. Many similarities come out as well as several key enabling factors that confirm robotics is a major investment opportunity for the next decade.

PROTO LABS WHITE PAPER: DATA, DIGITAL THREADS, AND INDUSTRY 4.0

Just like how the steam engine led an industrial revolution centuries ago, software and data are changing the way we manufacture today. In this white paper, learn how industry-leading companies are accelerating the product development cycle through the use of new technologies and data analytics.

PROTO LABS WHITE PAPER: DESIGNING FOR MOLDABILITY: FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS

Whether you’re new to the injection-molding process or a veteran of manufacturing, our comprehensive Designing for Moldability white paper is a quick reference guide to wall thicknesses, surface finishes, tolerances, materials, and other thermoplastic molding insights. It’s a thorough look at injection molding that might just provide a few tips to help you make better parts.

PROTO LABS WHITE PAPER: 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROTOTYPING AND PRODUCTION

Our 3D printing white paper examines the various additive manufacturing technologies—SL, SLS, DMLS, FDM, PolyJet, and others—being used by today’s product designers and engineers to build prototypes and even functional, end-use parts.

PIAB WHITE PAPER: THE ROAD TO STATE-OF-THE-ART CAR PRODUCTION STARTS IN THE PRESS SHOP

Advanced air-driven vacuum technology allows automotive manufacturers to move towards smarter factories, and although energy-efficiency, reliability, productivity and safety may seem straight-forward, there are obstacles along the way. However, improvements made in press shops can act as a roadmap for the rest of the production in body shops, paint shops and assembly lines. In this white paper, we help you navigate the market of vacuum technology.

US DIGITAL WHITE PAPER - ENCODER BASICS FOR MOTION CONTROL ENGINEERS

Selecting the right encoder for a unique application can be a daunting task for the design engineer. This whitepaper covers commonly asked questions when considering encoders for motion control applications. From basics such as mechanical configuration and absolute versus incremental to the differences in accuracy and resolution, "Encoder Basics for Motion Control Engineers" will shed some light on the encoder selection process.

US DIGITAL WHITE PAPER - HOW THE T7 NETWORKED ABSOLUTE INCLINOMETER DRIVES DOWN THE COST OF SOLAR ENERGY IN CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS

Concentrated solar power (CSP) and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) methodologies generate electricity by focusing a large amount of sunlight onto a much smaller area. To maximize efficiency, the sunlight needs to be accurately focused. Being off by even a single degree could result in a significant drop in efficiency, and the biggest impact to the cost of delivering solar energy is efficiency. As with most systems, the accuracy is limited by the accuracy of the sensors used in that system. There are a number of different types of sensors that can be used in these systems. This paper discusses why an absolute inclinometer is the most effective sensor solution and why the US Digital T7 is superior to other inclinometers available today.

SENSATA WHITE PAPER – HOW TO DESIGN COOLING SYSTEMS USING NEXT GENERATION, ECO FRIENDLY REFRIGERANTS

Sensata Technologies new white paper helps manufacturers of HVAC and cooling systems design next generation solutions that can take advantage of “green” refrigerants that do not adversely impact the environment.

IGUS WHITE PAPER - SMART PLASTICS FOR PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

How the Industrial Internet of Things has led to the development of next-generation smart plastics with sensing capabilities built-in

WHITE PAPER BY PHOTONEO ON IMAGING AND MACHINE VISION EUROPE

Machine Vision is one of the driving forces of industrial automation. For a long time, it’s been primarily pushed forward by improvements made in 2D image sensing and, for some applications, 2D sensing is still an optimal tool to solve a problem. But the majority of challenges machine vision is facing today has a 3D character. From well-established metrology up to new applications in smart robotics, 3D sensors serve as a main source of data. Find out more in the freely-accessible white paper Parameters​ ​of​ ​3D​ ​sensing​ ​techniques​ ​in​ ​a​ ​nutshell, written by Photoneo CTO Tomáš Kovačovský.

SENSATA WHITE PAPER – HOW INTEGRATED THERMAL PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY CAN PREVENT SOLID STATE RELAY FAILURE IN INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS

“How Integrated Thermal Protection Technology Can Prevent Solid State Relay Failure in Industrial Systems” describes the future generation of SSR power protection for industrial refrigeration and manufacturing systems. Solid state relays provide robust solutions for electronic switching in load control applications and offer many performance, design and reliability advantages over electromechanical relays. Since the 1970s, these solid-state relays have been a proven electronic power switching solution for a variety of industrial and manufacturing applications, providing a longer lasting, more versatile, flexible and robust solution than electromechanical relays. However, this technology has now taken a giant leap forward with the development of new solid- state relay designs with integrated thermostats that prevent overheating, protecting component and system operation from potential damage or shut down. This product evolution will undoubtedly change the game in thermal protection for a wide range of industrial applications.

SIERRA INSTRUMENTS WHITE PAPER - BURNER CONTROL FOR MANUFACTURING APPLICATION

Industrial mass flow control is a crucial part of burner and combustion control in manufacturing applications. Precise mass flow control of the fuel-to-air ratio to the burner is essential to produce quality products for the manufacturing industry including glass, metals, and ceramics manufacturing. Download our Burner Control for Manufacturing Application Tech Note to learn how precise mass flow control of the fuel-to-air ratio helps produce quality products.

SIERRA INSTRUMENTS WHITE PAPER - BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING APPLICATION TECH NOTE

In beverage production process, precise mass flow control of Carbon Dioxide (C02) is a crucial part of creating high quality brews and beverages. It is pivotal that beverage manufacturers have the ability control the exact amount of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) being injected into their beverages during the bottling process. Mass flow controllers (MFCs) are used to regulate and control the amount of CO2 injected into the bottles during filling and capping to assure uniformity of the product. Download our Brewery/Beverage Process Application Tech Note to tread more about precision control of CO2 injection in beverage manufacturing.

MATERIALISE WHITE PAPER: METAL 3D PRINTING: HOW TO COUNTER THE IMPACT OF RECOATERS

This paper provides information about different types of recoaters and how they influence the quality of your 3D-printed parts. Knowing how to position your parts can make a huge difference. Consult our guidelines and learn more about metal 3D printing.
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