Thecapabilities andsophistication of today’s Industrial Machine Sensors means they are an integral part of most manufacturing systems, such as those used for critical condition monitoring applications. Their performance continues to be developed and improved, driven largely by the rapid expansion and application of digital technologies. Accelerometers are one example and whilst there is a wide […]

Keeping vibration analysis happy

Implementing condition monitoring can reduce the frequency and cost of equipment maintenance. Specifically, vibration analysis can provide valuable insight into machine condition, flagging up problems before extensive damage occurs. Chris Johnson, managing director of ball bearing supplier SMB Bearings, explains the steps machine builders should take to reduce the likelihood of bearings being the root […]

ITC Category 1 Thermography Qualification

Teledyne FLIR preparation course for a qualification as a category 1 certified thermographer explains the basics of infrared, how to operate an infrared camera under different conditions and for various purposes, how to appropriately judge a measurement situation in the field and how to identify potential error sources to enable participants to undertake infrared inspections […]

Investing in adhesives

~ Why ROI is more than just the payback period ~ One of the major considerations when specifying an adhesive is how quickly it will deliver return on investment (ROI), a metric that is affected by a variety of tangible and intangible factors. Here Matthew Baseley, Technical Sales Executive at adhesives specialist Intertronics, explains the […]

Most Versatile maXTouch® Touchscreen Controller Ever Offers Extensive Screen Format Flexibility

The MXT1296M1T provides various communication options, ISO 26262 functional safety support and flexible RF emission control CHANDLER, Ariz., November. 30, 2021 —As the automotive market continues to demand larger touchscreens with more flexibility in size and shape, Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) is announcing a new maXTouch® touchscreen controller, that allows automotive designers to satisfy […]

Fast and flexible motion control software development: Elmo Motion Composer2, SIL (Software in the Loop) tool available for Platinum series intelligent servo drives

Elmo Motion Control’s Platinum series advanced servo drives feature EtherCAT™ networking for ultra-fast machine synchronised single and multi-axis motion, and industry leading levels of functional safety. With full support from Elmo’s UK distribution partner, Heason Technology, these impressive drives are now available with Elmo’s free-to-use Motion Composer2 tool allowing machine designers to easily develop, test […]

The future of robot programming

~ Industrial robot programming tool supports all phases of automation ~ “You must be diversified enough to survive bad times,” said the American academic and investor, Joel Greenblatt, “so that skill and good process can have the chance to pay off in the long-term.” Here, Nigel Smith, CEO of TM Robotics, explains the importance of […]

Connecting frontline military systems

Intelligence — about enemies, terrain and everything in between — is an essential aspect of military operations, and it’s driving innovation in data collection and processing at the tactical edge. However, developing rugged embedded systems that meet the operational and environmental requirements of modern combat is far from a simple task. Here, Martin Frederiksen, managing […]

Fluke Networks launches FiberLert, the first live fibre detector – A pocket-sized tool for fast and effective troubleshooting

The one-handed tool allows anyone to perform basic tests on fibre and quickly identifies polarity issues and failed transceivers. The presence of near infra-red light is indicated by means of an audible sound and LED. Eindhoven, Netherlands. November 30, 2021: Fluke has today announced the launch of a handheld tool that detects invisible near-infrared (850-1625nm) […]