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Programs (software) used with computer systems involved in the creation and manufacture of products; and hardware and software involved in the storage and transfer of information during design and production processes. Includes design and manufacturing software, process control, computer hardware, wireless devices and data acquisition and analysis.
At the Eurostampi exhibition in Parma on 27—29 March 2014, Delcam Italia will demonstrate its complete CADCAM suite for the design, machining and inspection of moulds, dies and other tooling. The suite combines Delcam’s Powershape CAD software, Powermill CAM system and Powerinspect inspection software and is said to enable toolmakers to work more efficiently and to higher levels of accuracy.
This video feature from West Control Solutions focuses on setpoint ramping and ramp soak. Available on most West Control Solutions controllers, setpoint ramping is used to protect the process or equipment from quality problems or damage that may occur if sudden changes were allowed to happen in the process value. Some controllers take the concept further by adding a ‘soak’ or ‘dwell’ at the end of the ramp.
Available from Review Display Systems, the ACP-5000 series of touch PC systems offer integrators an alternative to industrial-looking panel PCs for style-conscious applications that require a sleek, sealed operator interface. The units are particularly suitable for information display, kiosk applications, control stations and showrooms.
Delcam France will demonstrate the latest CAM developments at the Industrie exhibition to be held in Paris from 3 March to 4 April.
Seaward has upgraded its Primetest 250 manual PAT tester. The Plus version downloads results and can easily print labels, as well as combining a comprehensive test capability with a number of features that the company says makes testing fast, simple and highly efficient.
CGTech, developer of the Vericut NC verification, optimisation and simulation software, has announced that its Vericut Reviewer Ipad app is now available free of charge through the Ipad App Store.
Cognex has announced its Dataman 5.2 software release, which has expanded tuning and scripting capability, as well as a test mode for the Dataman 300 and 503 series of barcode readers.
Delcam will collaborate with systems integrator CNC Robotics to show how easy it is to program complex robot machining operations with its Powermill Robot CAM system on stand 4011 at the Mach exhibition, to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from 7–11 April.
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Powermill two-, three- and five-axis NC CAM software from Delcam is claimed to enable the manufacture of complex shapes, providing advanced machining strategies to minimise machining time and maximise finish quality.
Planview’s Innovation Management Maturity Model — based on the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) framework developed by Carnegie Mellon University — gives organisations a critical tool for assessing the strength of their innovation programme, which is essential to continue improving productivity, time to market and commercial success. This white paper explores the Innovation Management Maturity Model in detail.
This application note from HBM is intended to explain how the recently developed Ethercat, an industrial communication protocol that extends the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard, can provide the industrial sector with fast, real-time measurements that a standard Ethernet connection cannot. The limitations of a normal Ethernet connection include the fact that only small amounts of data is being transmitted at any one time, and that the messages originate when the client or master device ...
This white paper focuses on the benefits and advantages of computer-aided engineering software. Electrical CAE (E-CAE) systems have assumed all functions once performed manually or by using more than one program, such as a computer-aided design package to create graphical schematics and the table-based Microsoft Excel to create parts lists. E-CAE systems have automated a range of non-value-added tasks such as wire numbering and device tagging.
This white paper from Amplicon focuses on Intel Active Management Technology (IAMT) — a hardware-based system that is used for monitoring, securing and supporting desktop and laptop PCs that use Intel vPro processor technology. The paper explains where and how IAMT can be used and discusses its advantages and limitations.
The IEEE 1451.4 international standard is the basis for transducer electronic data sheets (TEDS), where information related to the transducer, such as serial number or nominal sensitivity, is stored in a chip inside the transducer. For bridge-type sensors, with a novel circuit it is possible to read the TEDS information for six-wire bridge sensors without additional wires by using the sense lines. This paper from HBM presents investigations of the influence of TEDS on measurement results.
Ethernet Industrial Protocol, or Ethernet/IP, is a communications protocol that is managed by the Open Devicenet Vendors Association (ODVA) and is commonly used in the factory automation and oil and gas industries. Ethernet/IP is built on the TCP/IP protocol suite and can communicate over Ethernet-based networks. However, many Ethernet switches on the market do not have the recommended requirements for efficient communication and lack the ability to interface with Ethernet/IP-based ...
Accurate and highly dynamic power measurements are required for assessing and testing electrical drives in industrial applications and for hybrid and electric vehicles. This article first considers the most important power values with some examples for clarification. The emphasis of this article is on the use of mathematical formulas in Perception analysis software for power measurements with the GEN2i data acquisition system from HBM.
According to EPLAN, productivity is the lifeblood of organisations and often a revolutionary change is needed instead of just small process improvements. To this end, this white paper focuses on how a change in CAE systems — to one that creates a new paradigm for structuring workflows — can bring individual and business-wide productivity to an entirely new level.