Using an electronic lab notebook (ELN) or planning to move to one? More laboratories and R&D-centric organizations are changing from paper-based to electronic workflows to remain competitive…and why not? From initial conceptualization through product development and production, ELNs and other lab informatics systems are efficient and effective for what they are designed to do.
HEIDENHAIN’s linear encoders eliminate machine tool position errors caused by thermal expansion of recirculating ball screws in linear feed axes.
Periodic mapping of conditions within environmental chambers (including refrigerators, freezers, stability chambers, and warehouses) is critical for compliance in FDA-regulated applications, where validation of conditions such as temperature, and sometimes humidity, is mandated. This application note recommends some options to help meet cGMP requirements for validation projects. These are broad guidelines only, and most recommendations are based upon using data loggers as the sensing device.
Southwest Florida International Airport realized dramatic savings by converting V-belt drives to synchronous belt drives. Download the case study.
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.
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.
HEIDENHAIN’s machine tool components – CNC controls, touch probe systems and high-resolution encoders – use energy efficiently and help reduce waste
HEIDENHAIN’s ERM 2400 compact encoders meet high signal quality, shaft speed and contamination tolerance requirements for direct drives on spindles.
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.
Understanding all the costs in pneumatic and electric actuators, and recognizing their very different capabilities, can save tens of thousands of dollars
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.
HEIDENHAIN’s linear encoders with optical scanning increase the accuracy, speed stability and thermal behavior required by fast, precise direct drives.
HEIDENHAIN’s LIF 481 1Dplus linear encoder provides high resolution for positioning to the nanometer for the semiconductor industry.
HEIDENHAIN’s compact absolute length gauges for shop-floor measurement combine the benefits of incremental optical devices and absolute measured value acquisition.
How can product development teams regain control of the process and actually cut costs? Here are 10 areas on which to focus.