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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.
Mouser Electronics is now offering the MAX2082 octal ultrasound transceiver from Maxim Integrated. The MAX2082 is optimised for high-channel-count, high-performance portable and cart-based ultrasound medical systems.
Delcam will demonstrate the 2015 version of its PowerSHAPE Pro CAD-for-CAM system for modelling for manufacture and reverse engineering at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing exhibition, which is due to be held in Anaheim, California, on 10–12 February.
Delcam will present its latest CAM software releases — including PowerMILL, FeatureCAM and PartMaker — at the Houstex exhibition on 24–26 February.
A demonstration of Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy was one of the highlights of a two-day ‘Grand Opening Open House’ hosted during November by the Montreal division of EMEC Machine Tools at the company’s new, expanded showroom.
Automation and industrial products manufacturer Molex has been appointed as a board member of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), the worldwide body that develops and promotes the open automation networks CC-Link and CC-Link IE.
Delcam will present the latest developments in its Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy at the Southern Manufacturing exhibition to be held in Farnborough from 10–12 February 2015.
Advantech Display Systems’ edge-to-edge (E2e) Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology is said to deliver fast and accurate touch response in a sleek design. It is suitable for use in gaming, retail and signage.
Delcam has released PartMaker 2015, the latest version of its PartMaker CAM software for programming CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM equipment, turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes.
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CEDRAT is meeting the challenge of simulating the control of an induction machine using one of its tools: Portunus — a system simulator.
This paper from Integrated Engineering Software presents an overview of the focusing properties of magnetic quadrupoles and shows how beam spot size can be determined using arc segment emitters. It also shows how parametric variation of the excitation current can be used to determine the optimum level for minimum spot size at points along the beam axis.
This paper from Cedrat demonstrates the determination of cut-off frequencies of different proportional electromagnetic actuators in FE simulation under the consideration of eddy currents. The dynamic limits of different concepts thus can be compared in simulation already before the sampling process is started.
This white paper from Apriso introduces the concept of a ‘digital twin’ as a virtual representation of what has been produced. Compare a digital twin with its engineering design to better understand what was produced versus what was designed, tightening the loop between design and execution.
With the ever-increasing pressures on electric motor manufacturers to develop smaller and more efficient electric motors, there is a trend to carry out more thermal analysis in parallel with traditional electromagnetic design. It has been found that attention to the thermal design can be rewarded by major improvements in the overall performance. This paper from Cedrat reviews some of these difficult issues.
This white paper, commissioned by Planview, is based on the 2014 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study. Topics discussed are: ‘A panoramic view of demand and capacity gives top performers an advantage’, ‘Four unique practices of product development top performers’ and ‘Will solving the resource capacity problem be the next competitive differentiator?’
Today’s machine builders confront a new era of risks, as globalisation increases competition and the internet rapidly disseminates information about products and markets. The highest priority for designers of performance-driven machinery is to reduce the various risks confronted across the machine design, development and maintenance lifecycle.
As Cedrat explains in this paper, the permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) is becoming popular in high-performance applications as compared with other types of AC motors. A short circuit between turns is the most critical fault in a machine; it is quite difficult to detect and almost impossible to remove. There are a number of techniques used to detect turn-to-turn faults.
In recent years, the requirement for accurate virtual design has grown constantly. However, greater computational efficiency means less time to get results while performing rapid, detailed analyses on a device. The overall goal is to have a streamlined, automated and customised model creation and simulation process. This is even more important with FEM software, where simulation run times are usually very high.