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HOW THE T7 NETWORKED ABSOLUTE INCLINOMETER DRIVES DOWN THE COST OF SOLAR ENERGY IN CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS
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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.
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.
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.
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).
Manufacturers are optimistic about their industry and the U.S. economy but concerned about the ongoing struggle to find qualified workers, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Report from professional services firm Sikich LLP. In the firm’s third annual report on the manufacturing industry, nearly 80 percent of respondents said they are more optimistic about the U.S. economy compared to last year while 66 percent said the same about the manufacturing industry. And 69 percent expect headcount to increase. Even so, respondents identified addressing workforce challenges as a top priority for their companies, and nearly 60 percent pointed to a lack of qualified workers as a barrier to business growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
How the Industrial Internet of Things has led to the development of next-generation smart plastics with sensing capabilities built-in
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.
“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.
This White Paper discusses post-processing considerations for 3D printed advanced polymers, including FDM, SLA and Polyjet. Learn more about the current state of post-processing techniques for additive manufactured advanced polymers and innovations for optimizing the critical support removal step to enable full-scale production.
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.
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.
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.
The Manufacturing Industry is facing many challenges today, from The Age of the Customer to the rise of Industry 4.0. A Configure-Price-Quote solution can help to solve some of those problems. Download the whitepaper to learn what a CPQ solution is, and the value proposition and benefits for manufacturers with complex configurations.
How have Japan’s 4 most prominent SMT brands addressed the challenges of an ultra-competitive industry? Find out in Best Practices for Real-Time Machine Automation Performance in IoT & Industry 4.0.
This white paper highlights the role of digital factory software for Industry 4.0. All-new ideas and concepts are required and new software tools for the digital factory are blazing the trail forward.
Learn how by Implementing Connectors and Power Bus Systems. Today’s manufacturers are making the switch from hardwiring to connectors in applications such as power distribution, machine connectivity, and motor control. Choosing connectors over hardwiring produces significant cost and time savings as well as increases automation system reliability. Read this white paper to learn about the design, integration and installation considerations to help you determine if a connector solution is right for your application.
The need for real-time uncompressed video places a significant burden on networks. In industrial vision systems, glass-to-glass latency thresholds are in the order of 130 milliseconds (ms) or less. For image-guided surgery or military closed hatch driving applications, designers aim for end-to-end latency of 85 ms or less.