Design engineers know all too well that new products go through extensive design, prototype evaluation, and functional testing processes before they see the light of day.
A single straight-tube Coriolis mass flowmeter, the Optimass Series 700 is designed for high-performance measurement of density and mass flow. Incorporating adaptive sensor technology, the flowmeter tunes itself to deliver accurate flow rates, regardless of external forces and fluid density.
The high-speed SolarJet HD vector laser coder is designed for very high-resolution marking of products and packages in wet, dusty, and dirty environments where other systems would require frequent maintenance.
Designed to handle extremely heavy loads in medical and industrial applications, members of the Runner series of linear actuators are said to run quietly with minimal vibration.
A compression lever latch designed for both indoor and outdoor use mounts flush to a panel and can be installed quickly using a single prepared hole. Said to resist vibration and handle high loads, the latch has been tested to over 30,000 cycles.
By integrating the functions of several parts with the Heli-Cal flexure, designers can benefit from a multifeatured component that saves assembly time and system space.
Windchill 7.0 takes aim at the challenges manufacturer's face when seeking customer input while developing products across multiple sites and relying on suppliers for a large portion of the design and manufacturing work. As part of a complete product development system, Windchill 7.
Last year, designers downloaded or configured more than 1.6 million product models using the 3D PartStream.NET service. During the same time, more than 50,000 users registered with SolidWorks 3D ContentCentral to access an online directory of suppliers offering downloadable 3D parts models.
COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0, a multiCAD analysis program, offers increased speed and memory management for its solvers, as well as multiprocessor support for its sparse solver.
Version 15 of Solid Edge, a machine design tool, includes Solid Edge Classic and such popular add-on software modules as XpresRoute for wiring and tubing, Feature Recognizer, Engineering Handbook, and the latest standard parts library.
HiPer Verify, a design rule checker (DRC) and the first in a family of layout and verification software tools, includes foundry-compatible and background design rule checking functions aimed at improving design accuracy, efficiency, and productivity.
Of the many software technologies that have begun to move into mainstream by product development engineers, one emerging technology is computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.
Many businesses make significant investments in sophisticated human machine interface (HMI) software in order to share critical business information.
Cirronet Inc. and AutomationDirect have partnered in order to tailor Cirronet's wireless products to the needs of AutomationDirect's industrial automation customers.
ODVA, an international association comprised of members from automation companies around the world, announced that vehicle manufacturer General Motors Corp. (GM) has standardized on EtherNet/IP for its vehicle manufacturing operations.