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Designing Drives for a Competitive Edge: How Field Retrofits Can Point the Way to Drive Designs That Better Satisfy Customers

September 1, 2011 1:16 pm | by Gates Corporation

Field redesigns point the way to next-generation machines. This paper includes case studies showing how conversions from roller chain or gears to synchronous belt drives helped improve performance while saving maintenance and replacement costs.

How to Avoid (and Respond to) FDA 483s for Controlled Environments

August 25, 2011 5:41 am | by Vaisala

This article features several excerpts from Form 483s involving environmental. Observations range from failure to properly validate containers to a lack of temperature records in an aseptic processing area. After the excerpts, we describe systems that can provide the necessary elements of compliance and outline 10 best practices for formulating an effective 483 response.

Aspects of Energy Efficiency in Machine Tools

August 18, 2011 6:27 am | by Heidenhain

HEIDENHAIN’s machine tool components – CNC controls, touch probe systems and high-resolution encoders – use energy efficiently and help reduce waste

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Encoders for High-Speed Spindles in Precision Machining

August 17, 2011 1:10 pm | by Michael Martin, Product Marketing Engineer at HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION (Machine Tools)

HEIDENHAIN’s ERM 2400 compact encoders meet high signal quality, shaft speed and contamination tolerance requirements for direct drives on spindles.

Closed Loop Voice Coil Positioning Stages

August 3, 2011 8:41 am | by H2W Technologies

The compact, small footprint positioning stage for closed loop voice coils can be ideal for closed loop positioning applications with a short stroke where intricate position, velocity, and acceleration control is necessary. A low moving mass allows for high accelerations of light payloads.

Debunking Conventional Wisdom In Actuator Selection And Deployment

July 29, 2011 10:53 am | by Bimba Manufacturing Company

Understanding all the costs in pneumatic and electric actuators, and recognizing their very different capabilities, can save tens of thousands of dollars

Five Reasons To Consider a Wireless Environmental Monitoring System

July 28, 2011 5:20 am | by Testo, Inc

Critical environment administrators must monitor indoor environments and collect data reliably in order to ensure materials are stored properly and compliance is maintained. This can prove challenging depending on the type of monitoring system currently in place. This white paper identifies many of the challenges faced by environment administrators on a daily basis and how a wireless environmental monitoring system can help to maintain data integrity and meet all compliance requirements.

Encoders for Linear Motors in the Electronics Industry

July 15, 2011 10:37 am | by Heidenhain Corporation

HEIDENHAIN’s linear encoders with optical scanning increase the accuracy, speed stability and thermal behavior required by fast, precise direct drives.

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A New Dimension in the Nanometer Range

July 15, 2011 10:31 am | by Heidenhain Corporation

HEIDENHAIN’s LIF 481 1Dplus linear encoder provides high resolution for positioning to the nanometer for the semiconductor industry.

Absolute Length Gauges for Shop-Floor Metrology

July 15, 2011 10:20 am | by Heidenhain Corporation

HEIDENHAIN’s compact absolute length gauges for shop-floor measurement combine the benefits of incremental optical devices and absolute measured value acquisition.

10 Ways to Reduce Cost in Outsourced Prototyping

June 30, 2011 10:50 am | by Screaming Circuits

 How can product development teams regain control of the process and actually cut costs? Here are 10 areas on which to focus.

The Case for Water Jet Tank Cleaning

June 23, 2011 11:25 am | by NLB

 There is tremendous pressure on companies today to maintain output and quality while holding the line on, or reducing, operating costs. Cleaning tanks and reactors with high-pressure water jets, instead of sending personnel into confined spaces, is a proven way to assure productivity, safety, environmental responsibility, cost, and versatility personnel.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Data Acquisition & Embedded Control: Part 2—Other Types of DAQ Input-Output

June 20, 2011 2:00 pm | by United Electronic Industries

This is the second of a series of White Papers designed to introduce the key aspects of computer-based data acquisition and control to new DAQ users. It should also serve as a useful review or reference document for experienced users.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Data Acquisition & Embedded Control: Part 1—System Considerations & Analog Inputs

June 20, 2011 1:22 pm | by United Electronic Industries, Inc.

This is the first of a series of White Papers designed to introduce the key aspects of computer-based data acquisition and control to new DAQ users. It should also serve as a useful review or reference document for experienced users.

Rotary Encoder Selection

June 16, 2011 12:55 pm | by Heidenhain

Select from HEIDENHAIN’s encoders for accuracy, position or velocity control and other attributes including speed stability, power loss and bandwidth.

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