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Bringing Mobile Connectivity to Industrial Data Acquisition & Control

September 2, 2014 5:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Sealevel Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Modbus Connect brings the power of mobile connectivity to industrial data acquisition and control. This free app allows for easy communication with Sealevel Modbus TCP compatible products including ...

DATE 2015: Highlighting Electronics Design for the IoT & for Medical Applications

September 2, 2014 1:36 pm | by European Design & Automation Association | Events

DATE is a leading international event and unique networking opportunity for design and...

Low Pin Count N-FET Pre-Driver

September 2, 2014 12:19 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has announced the MLX83100 N-FET pre-driver IC. Offered in a compact 28-pin package,...

CSR µEnergy Remote Control Development Kit

September 2, 2014 12:15 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CSR has now enabled CSR µEnergy in remote controls. The CSR remote control kits provide a means...

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Baumer Releases New Bearingless Encoder

August 25, 2014 10:24 am | by PD&D Staff | Baumer Electric, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Baumer has announced a new bearingless encoder for linear distance measurement. The MIL10 comprises a sensing head and an adhesive magnetic tape. The non-contact magnetic sensing method is wearfree and hence provides virtually unlimited ...

AutomationDirect Adds EtherNet/IP Support to Productivity3000 Controller

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | by PD&D Staff | Automationdirect | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect has announced that the Productivity3000 controller now supports the ODVA’s EtherNet/IP as a standard protocol. Through its embedded Ethernet port, the P3-550 CPU can support EtherNet/IP configurable as a Scanner or ...

Infographic: The Rise of the Internet of Things

August 25, 2014 9:34 am | by Jabil | Jabil Circuit | News | Comments

The past 25 years of Internet growth was fueled by human communications. The next 25 years of Internet growth will be fueled by machines. By 2020, with more things than people on the Internet, will we still need …       


PLM Collaboration, Integration & Sustainability Workshop

August 22, 2014 12:18 pm | by CIMdata | Events

Sponsored jointly by the PLM Enterprise Value & Integration (PEVI) and the Social Product Development & Collaboration (SPD&C) Knowledge Councils CIMdata’s Collaboration, Integration, and Sustainability: Keys to Maximizing the Value of ... 

The Factory of the Future Will be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 22, 2014 10:17 am | by Andrew Dugenske & Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or  ...

Pre-Driver Targets Automotive High Current DC Motor Applications

August 21, 2014 4:48 pm | by PD&D Staff | Melexis Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis has announced the MLX83100 N-FET pre-driver IC. Offered in a compact 28-pin package, with four digital inputs, this pre-driver IC provides a space-saving solution for high current N-FET DC motors. The MLX83100 has the capability to ...

IoT Manufacturing Insight with NI & Intel

August 21, 2014 10:05 am | by Intel | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with National Instruments, Intel engineers are helping industrial sector customers place real intelligence at the point of their data—that is, at the device, even on legacy equipment—and then extract the data and optimize which ...

Evaluating & Drafting Motor Repair Specifications for Improved Reliability

August 20, 2014 2:03 pm | by Lola Williams, Bradleys, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Reliability, MTBF, downtime, costs, safety, efficiency, standardization have pushed documented motor repair specifications and internal motor repair facility’s repair processes to the forefront in today’s industrial environment ...   


Obama Administration Takes Steps Toward Talking Cars

August 18, 2014 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by ...

On The Road With New Car Tech

August 13, 2014 3:47 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

USA Today shows off some of what a new car will be able to do for you in 2015 ...                           

Stainless Steel Handwheels

August 11, 2014 9:40 am | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco has announced it now offers GN 227.4 A4 stainless steel, spoked handwheels, in inch and metric sizes, available with and without revolving handle. These RoHS-compliant handwheels, can be used where a noncorrosive component is necessary and are not affected by shock and ...

Engineering Newswire 102: Robo-Shipbuilder Suit Gives Workers Superhuman Strength

August 7, 2014 10:33 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on engineering newswire, we’re exploring the ocean in a private submarine, translating vibrations into audio signals, and gaining superhuman strength ... with the help of a robotic exoskeleton ...       

Study: Split Views on Robots' Employment Role

August 6, 2014 5:00 pm | by Connor Radnovich, Associated Press | News | Comments

In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, Americans could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become a luxury and ...  


Infographic: Faulty Ignition, Faulty Leadership

August 6, 2014 1:42 pm | by The Killino Firm, P.C. | News | Comments

An ignition switch defect in General Motors cars has contributed to at least 16 deaths since 2004, and the company has issued a mass recall as a result. But what’s truly disturbing …           

DC Hypoid Right-Angle Gearmotor

August 6, 2014 12:11 pm | by PD&D Staff | Bison Gear And Engineering Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Bison Gear and Engineering launched a PMDC motor version of the PowerSTAR hypoid right-angle product line. Features include ...

The 'Peaks & Valleys' of Custom Engine Block Production

August 6, 2014 9:30 am | by Sunnen Products Company | Sunnen Products Company | Articles | Comments

For a business to thrive, it must be able to negotiate the inevitable economic peaks and valleys. A world leader in manufacturing engine blocks for racing and high performance enthusiasts – as well as replacement blocks for a variety of ...

New 1U MicroTCA Chassis Platform

August 5, 2014 2:54 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech has announced a 1U MicroTCA chassis platform with several design features that allow more slots in a front-to-rear cooled solution while maintaining full redundancy. Features include ...

Industrial Blower for High Temperature Environments

August 4, 2014 4:25 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Air Control Industries (ACI) has announced the EP10AH industrial blower. Low temperature rise is achieved by integrating a heat dissipation ‘spinner’ disk in a vented housing between the blower unit and impeller ...

China Car Parts Plant Blast Kills 69, Hurts 187

August 3, 2014 12:23 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press | News | Comments

A suspected dust explosion at an automotive parts factory in eastern China that supplies General Motors killed at least 69 people and injured more than 180 others, most with severe burns, state media reported Sunday. It was China's most serious ...

Promises of Easier Nuclear Construction Fall Short

July 26, 2014 10:23 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money. So far, it's not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions ...

GE Invests $5M to Strengthen Testing Capabilities

July 21, 2014 1:24 pm | by GE | News | Comments

GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, N.C., operations, adding production and testing capabilities that enhance the customer experience. The investment builds on the company’s local footprint that ...

Sitara AM437x Processors for Industrial Connectivity

July 17, 2014 4:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Texas Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the new Sitara AM437x processor family that integrates support for industrial protocols for both automation and industrial drives and includes new features such as dual camera for ...

Orbit Electronics Group Announces Resource for VME & VPX Solutions

June 17, 2014 2:51 pm | by Orbit Electronics Group | News | Comments

Orbit Electronics Group has launched a single online resource that enables fast, comprehensive searches of available VME-VPX solutions for virtually any Vita Compliant electronic system used in military, industrial, and commercial applications ...

Income Gap Widens as Factories Shut Down

June 16, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press | News | Comments

In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig both treated themselves to new cars. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments. A month later, Baldwin Hardware, a unit of ...   

Chrysler Plant Operating Again After Accident

June 12, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The assembly line at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere is up and running again after being shut down when an industrial accident at an area parts supplier halted deliveries. The Rockford Register-Star reports that operations ceased for ... 

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