Technical articles
Uniting the virtual and real world with a digital twin
Digital engineering offers significant potential for efficiency in mechanical engineering. Here, Marc Vissers of Lenze offers a view on the current state of play

3 days ago

What’s your position on encoders?
If you’re new to encoders this article by Heidenhain might prove to be a useful introduction

4 days ago

Rational installation technology aids machine wiring
Data Panel GmbH, a company in the Murrelektronik Group, now offers an electronic installation solution for mobile machinery that is said to be modular, highly flexible and future-proof

1 week ago

Power decentralisation made easier
In this White Paper, authored by Kamil Buczek, Sebastian Lederer, and Maximilian Hülsebusch of PULS GmbH, they discuss selective current distribution and protection in the field

1 week ago

New EM1 expandable safety relay is even smaller
MechanControls designs and manufactures non-contact safety switches, safety interlocks, safety relays and light curtains for machine guarding applications. Here, Managing Director Mabruk Farrah relates the pathway taken with a number of its more popular products

1 week ago

Intelligent power supplies for machine and panel builders
Andy Turtle of WAGO offers a view on choosing effective and high performing power supplies

2 weeks ago

How to reduce cabinet clutter in food production
Food manufacturers can be first into new markets by being able to reconfigure processing lines quickly and easily. Beckhoff Automation offers a view on how it can be done

3 weeks ago

Interfaces for Machine Vision
Choosing the right interface for a machine vision application is a key decision in the camera selection process. This article from FLIR Systems provide an overview of the different types of cables and connectors available for machine vision applications, and provides an insight into their associated pros and cons

3 weeks ago

Rittal’s VX25 Ri4Power system is claimed to be fast, efficient and versatile…..
Mark Guest, Rittal’s Product Manager for Power Distribution offers a review of the company's modular based switchgear system. Amongst other attributes, he says it is well suited to power distribution systems and motor control centres

4 weeks ago

Three key Edge Computing considerations for machine and equipment builders
Aric Prost, a senior director at Stratus Technologies, offers MachineBuilding.net readers an insight into some of the characteristics of Edge Computing functions that apply specifically to a machine builder

4 weeks ago

Factors to consider when specifying brakes for theatre and stage applications
Avoiding drama in a theatre seems like an odd thing to be doing, but KEB has been supplying spring-applied brakes for the theatre and stage industry for more than 40 years. From deck winches and turntables to line shaft hoists and orchestra lifts, a range of factors should be considered when specifying brakes, says KEB Automation’s Jonathan Bullick.

4 weeks ago

Pumping technologies for precise fluid handling
Gerard Bush of INMOCO explains the technology involved with precision fluid pumping

1 month ago

Touch panels for high EMC requirements – White Paper
In this White Paper, Schurter does more than just touch the surface on the subject of EMC compliance for touch panels

1 month ago

Time Sensitive Networking – what’s in it for machine builders?
John Browett, General Manager of CLPA Europe, looks at how different industries can obtain the maximum advantages by embracing TSN for industrial communications

1 month ago

Factors to consider when specifying brakes for robotic applications
Most robots today incorporate servo motors for direct drive operation – an approach that largely eliminates the need for clutches, but one that still requires brakes, says Mark Checkley of KEB Automation

1 month ago

The problems that can be solved by the adoption of Edge Computing
Greg Hookings of Stratus Technologies offers MachineBuilding.net readers an insight into some of the advantages to expect from Edge Computing

1 month ago

Delivering high precision for time-pressure microlitre dosing
Tony Brennan of Bürkert offers MachineBuilding.net readers a view on how this latest addition to the Burkert portfolio can help decrease OEMs’ time to market

1 month ago

How to identify and avoid purchasing fake NSK bearings
NSK says that every year it invests heavily in identifying and prosecuting counterfeiters, but knows that the best way to stop these bogus operations is to halt demand in the first place

1 month ago

Selecting miniature motors for medical pumps
Miniature motors used in medical pumps have very specific requirements. Here, Portescap's Norbert Veignat, Ph.D. enlightens machine builders about the design considerations, advantages and disadvantages of various motor options

1 month ago

Mitsubishi Electric and Stratus Technologies work together to build futureproof
Combination of Mitsubishi Electric’s MAPS software suite and Stratus’ ztC Edge platform delivers flexibility, advanced functions and continuous availability

1 month ago