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Exposed and Absolute

June 16, 2011 12:44 pm | by Heidenhain

HEIDENHAIN’s LIC 4000 compact linear encoder with EnDat serial interface provides improved position accuracy and speed control.

The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

June 15, 2011 1:12 pm | by Igus

Today, machine and equipment manufacturers are feeling more pressure than ever to reducecosts without sacrificing machine performance and this balancing act can be difficult to achieve.Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often overlook a simple solution that can have a positive,long-term impact on profitability for themselves and their customers: the elimination of bearinglubricant. By eliminating lubrication systems where possible, OEMs can reduce productioncosts, while at the same time making their equipment more marketable and less expensive to operatefor the end users.

The Executive Guide to Contract and Chargeback Management: How Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Smartly Automate to Strengthen Profitability

June 8, 2011 12:35 pm | by CDC Software

Small and mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturers are struggling to manage large group purchase organization (GPO) contracts, process heavy volumes of chargeback submissions and ensure pricing policies are fully compliant with regulatory requirements.

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Bidirectional Interface for Position Encoders

May 18, 2011 12:20 pm | by Heidenhain

HEIDENHAIN’s EnDat interface is a digital, bidirectional interface for encoders. It provides everything needed to reduce system cost—per axis up to 50%.

IP Protection: Will Your Electronic Research Records Stand Up in Court?

May 17, 2011 1:05 pm | by Surety

As more pharmaceutical, bio-sciences and R&D-centric firms move to electronic lab environments, your digital scientific research, formulas and clinical findings are your Intellectual Property. Protecting the integrity and legally defending the authenticity and ownership of such electronic IP is critical to your organization's long-term success.

Five Technology Trends and How They Impact Design and Manufacturability

May 5, 2011 12:56 pm | by Screaming Circuits

In days past, power components tended to be sized more or less in concert with their power dissipation capacity. The more current passing through, the bigger the device. Such components were also all designed for easy application of heat sinking. They generally had (and have) a big, flat, metal surface to directly mate with the heatsink.          

Case Study: Viable Protein Expression Opportunities for Global Pharmaceutical Company

May 5, 2011 11:24 am | by Ajinomoto

Ajinomoto's Corynex™ Recombinant Protein Expression System is a novel protein expression system able to produce complex proteins using a specially-developed gram-positive bacterium, Corynebacterium glutamicum. Sign up now to receive access to our exclusive info pack including the whitepaper Speeding and Simplifying Recombinant Protein Production as well as our most recent case study Viable Protein Expression Opportunities showcasing results for a global pharmaceutical company. See how the Corynex™ Recombinant Protein Expression System will:• Secrete active proteins directly into the growth media• Form correct disulfide bonds• Simplify the production process by eliminating the need for extensive downstream processing and additional refolding steps• Reduce production cost and speed time to market

Five Things You Should Know About 3D CAD Software

May 4, 2011 2:24 pm | by PTC

You may be spending most of your time making design changes instead of creating new designs, but with the right 3D CAD software, you can solve this problem–and quite a few others.

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Enclosure Design Basics

May 4, 2011 2:07 pm | by Protocase

Whether you design your enclosure from scratch or make use of one of our simple template-based designs, knowing the basics of enclosure design will make your work easier. In this whitepaper you will find information on some of the basic concepts of enclosure and sheet metal design.

How To Design Enclosures For Motherboard Based Systems

May 4, 2011 1:58 pm | by Protocase

Today, engineers who design custom electronic devices often integrate standard-form factor motherboards into their systems in order to take advantage of the powerful computing capacity and reliability that these boards offer at a very reasonable price point. This paper covers the key elements of designing custom metal enclosures that are capable of accommodating ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, and provides important details such as dimensions, mounting the boards, and how to access to I/O connectors.

Upgrading To Lithium-Ion From Lead Acid

May 4, 2011 1:48 pm | by Micro Power Electronics

Both the Lithium-ion (li-ion) and Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery markets are expected to grow over the next several years. Applications with high voltage and capacity requirements are adopting li-ion technology because of its many advantages - especially the high energy density, small size and low weight. Recent innovations in li-ion chemistry has made it extremely competitive in markets that are weight sensitive and inconvenienced by SLA’s need for frequent maintenance. This paper will outline the technical and business considerations involved in converting an existing product from SLA to li-ion.

Using Lithium Polymer Batteries In Portable Devices

May 3, 2011 1:25 pm | by MicroPower Electronics

Lithium polymer batteries have become common in single-cell consumer applications like cell phones and MP3 players, but industrial and commercial applications are now putting them to good use as well. The thin and custom-shaped cells are now used in large, complex packs. This white paper is an overview of the advantages, disadvantages and guidelines for using Lithium polymer based battery packs.

Motion Control Terminology

May 3, 2011 12:46 pm | by Servo2go.com

A review of motion control terms and definitions.

Insert Material – Brass vs. Stainless Steel

May 3, 2011 12:38 pm | by Spirol

Assemblies made of plastic or other soft materials often rely on threaded metal inserts to secure fasteners and reinforce joints. Though stainless steel may be appropriate for use in some applications, it is often unnecessary. Brass inserts can satisfy the majority of performance requirements while offering significant cost benefits.

Performing Isolation Tests On High Voltage Power Supplies

April 5, 2011 1:39 pm | by UltraVolt, Inc.

This technical note explains how to perform isolation tests on UltraVolt high voltage power supplies by using an ohmmeter to confirm that the three ground terminals are connected together at the star connection in the power supply.  

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