Is There a Maximum Length of Encoder Cables?

There is no general answer concerning the maximum cable length. A cable length of up to 10 m can be handled without any problems if some special measures are taken into account. Even cable lengths up to 50 or 100 m have been successfully in use ...

Tame Your Energy Hog with Accurate Compressed Air Measurement

As most facilities managers can attest to, the electricity used to produce compressed air can be one of the most expensive energy costs in your facility.

Next Generation Motion Control - Achieving the Impossible

This article reviews the motion control scene, and places the introduction of the Hybrid Hexapod® in context for pan-industrial manufacturers working at the bleeding edge of precision and repeatability.

Injection-Molded Plastic Allows More Creativity than Ever Before

Not being limited to metal (or a few standard plastics) opens up a much wider range of design options for engineering and design teams. They can think in more creative ways about complex geometry, performance in harsh environments, shielding considerations etc.

Intrinsic Safety: Isolated Barriers Bring out the Best in Protection

Intrinsic safety has a unique advantage over other ignition protection methods. Because trained personnel can connect and disconnect live circuits, it is possible to remove and replace intrinsically safe devices in hazardous areas.

Ensuring That Paint is Safe for Your Products

Paint is one part of the manufacturing process that happens in nearly every industry, but it's one thing that many people don't think twice about. That is largely due to the fact that making paint is a complicated chemical process.

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
FABTECH 2018

FABTECH takes place in Atlanta, GA November 6th - 8th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Talking FABTECH with Protolabs

Booth #B5529 - We will be showcasing our latest service addition of rapid sheet metal fabrication. We will also be highlighting our metal 3D printing capabilities as well as quick-turn CNC machining.

Electrical Safety in the Manufacturing Environment

When safety is addressed early in the design phase, it is more effective and can prove to be a more economical safety play in the long run for the facility. However, its never too late.

Testing Lubrication Methods to Prolong Life in Flexible Shafts

To meet this expectation for flexible shafts, a product that provides lifetime lubrication without the need for maintenance activities is needed. FLEXCELLENT Technology (combination of dry film lubricants and traditional grease) found to provide maximum performance.

PACK EXPO - Winners Crowned in Inaugural Technology Excellence Awards

After months paring down the many qualified entries, three days of onsite voting allowed PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO attendees to be the ultimate judge of the most innovative new technologies at the show.

ICON, in one of the Largest Seed Rounds for Texas Start-Ups in 2018, Announces $9 Million in Funding

Silicon Valley Heavyweights, Renowned International Developer from the Middle East and Americas Largest Homebuilder Among Investors of Construction Tech Company that Delivered First 3D-printed Home in the U.S. to Receive Building Permit

Why the Laser is Fundamental for Industry 4.0

Nobody knows exactly what additional requirements will emerge in the field of connected manufacturing, but my personal feeling is that laser systems are a great way to prepare for whatever lies ahead. There are simply so many cases where if anything can do it, its a laser!

Major Industry Growth Forecast as Largest Ever PACK EXPO International Opens

Bringing together 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees across 1.25 million net square feet of McCormick Place exhibit space, no event in the world this year is poised to offer targeted solutions to meet this increasing demand like PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Pack

Talking PACK EXPO with EWI Ultra Thin Seal

Booth #E9238 - EWI UltraThinSeal will present sealing demos on an ultrasonic reciprocating-style VFFS bagmaker, making real packages from thin, complex flexible packaging films.

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OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

Awe-inspiring power and superior flexibility is sheathed within the contoured casing of the HAWK MV-4000. This smart camera builds upon the previous generation by quadrupling processing power and achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Its state-of-the-art algorithms make it an excellent tool for any industry, whether the requirement be code reading, code verification, inspection, guidance, gauging or a combination of all four.