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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.

CN245

Omega Engineering introduces CN245 series DIN-rail-mountable controllers download

Omega EngineeringWed, 30 Jul 2014

Omega Engineering is offering the CN245 series DIN-rail-mountable controllers, which monitor and control temperature or process applications with precision. The controllers feature dual LED displays for local indication of process value and setpoint value.

Type 8619 Multicell

Type 8619 transmitter/controller can be installed on walls, railings or pipelines download

Burkert Fluid Control SystemsTue, 29 Jul 2014

The Type 8619 Multicell transmitter/controller from Bürkert is available in a new housing version that will offer more flexibility in installation, for example on walls, railings or pipelines. There is also the option of a 110/230VAC supply.

Altair seminar set to focus on application of computer-aided engineering in energy sector

Altair EngineeringFri, 25 Jul 2014

Altair Engineering is set to host a free-to-attend seminar focused on the application of computer-aided engineering (CAE) in the energy sector. The seminar will be held on 2 September 2014 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen.

A time saving of more than 60 per cent was achieved when using Delcam’s Vortex strategy to cut this titanium part

Delcam set to hold Vortex high-efficiency roughing seminar at Sandvik Coromant downloadweblink

DelcamThu, 24 Jul 2014

Delcam Thailand will hold a free seminar on Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy at the Sandvik Coromant Thailand Productivity Center in Bangkok.

WIN

Werma adds slave performance and piece part counting to Wireless Information Network

Werma UK Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Werma’s Wireless Information Network (WIN) allows the wireless monitoring of machinery in the workshop. The manufacturer has added a development to WIN called WIN slave performance, as well as a piece part counting module.

Powershape Pro 2015

Delcam set to launch Powershape Pro 2015 CAD-for-CAM system at IMTS in Chicago downloadweblink

DelcamMon, 21 Jul 2014

At IMTS 2014 in Chicago on 8–13 September, Delcam will launch the 2015 version of its Powershape Pro CAD-for-CAM system for modelling for manufacture and reverse engineering. The new release will include improvements in direct modelling, surface modelling and reverse engineering, plus support for data from Creaform Handyscan handheld scanners.

H19 package

OMC introduces H19 range of low-cost optical transmitters and receivers for industrial use weblink

OMC UKThu, 17 Jul 2014

OMC has launched its H19 range of low-cost optical transmitter/receiver devices for polymer and large-core glass fibre systems, featuring a precision-machined metal ferrule that provides enhanced reliability for industrial applications.

Exhibition area

Altair concludes ATC conference focused on simulation, additive manufacturing and more weblink

Altair EngineeringMon, 14 Jul 2014

Altair Engineering has concluded the seventh European Altair Technology Conference (ATC), which brought together 600 engineers, managers and simulation experts and provided a range of technical workshops, product training sessions and ‘The Next Big Idea’ panel discussion.

Socomec

Product brochure: communication and connectivity systems from Socomec download

Socomec UPSThu, 31 Jul 2014

In this brochure, Socomec explains why its communication and connectivity systems are the ideal solution for integrated system management and data integrity.

More product downloads

Technical guide extract: industrial communication — RS485 bus download

Socomec UPSWed, 16 Jul 2014

As this technical guide from Socomec UPS explains, an RS485 bus is defined by the standard EIA-TIA-485-A and the TSB-89-A application guidelines. A RS485 transceiver is from a standard point of view connected through three points on the network.

Factors driving early adoption of automated locker systems for asset management applications

White paper: Apex discusses management of mission-critical operational assets download

Apex Supply Chain TechnologiesTue, 15 Jul 2014

This white paper from Apex Supply Chain Technologies presents a discussion of the latest trends and opportunities for the management of mission-critical operational assets with cloud-based, self-service automated locker systems without a requirement for the RFID tagging of individual assets.

The need to combine two areas of physics: electromagnetics and mechanics

Technical article: magneto-vibro-acoustic analysis: a dedicated context inside Flux 11.2 download

CedratFri, 11 Jul 2014

A design office’s ability to assess and control vibration and noise levels generated by an electric motor during the design stage is a key asset — particularly for ensuring the end user’s comfort. This is especially true for electric powertrains on electric vehicles, and also when looking for higher performance in terms of power, efficiency, reliability, and — obviously — reduced material costs linked to the supply of magnetic equipment. During the past three years in the context of ...

Planview Enterprise 11

White paper: just-in-time resourcing — putting the 'lean' into services operations downloadweblink

PlanviewMon, 7 Jul 2014

This white paper from Planview provides an actionable guide to get the most out of your billable resources and put the ‘lean’ back into your services operations. 

CLPA logo

Technical article: conformance testing ensures clear, open communications download

CLPATue, 1 Jul 2014

The benefit of using networks that are built to open standards is that it removes the constraint of having to buy equipment from a single supplier. Instead, products can be purchased from many sources, confident that they will ‘plug and play’, communicating and working with everything else on the network because it has all been built and tested to the same standard.

Full architecture of new product development (2004)

White paper: seven mistakes to avoid when integrating NPD processes download

PlanviewMon, 23 Jun 2014

As companies experience maturity in some areas of their new product development (NPD) processes, they often begin to recognise gaps in other areas. This is a normal part of any organisation’s growth and development.

CC-Link IE

Technical article: Industrial Ethernet connects systems to improve energy efficiency download

CLPAWed, 18 Jun 2014

The drive to improve energy management has become so urgent that efficient installation and reliable operation have become imperative. Fortunately, there are many well-publicised technologies available to help. Here John Browett, general manager (Europe) of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), explains how Industrial Ethernet (IE) is playing a key role in providing efficient and reliable solutions.

Meeting today’s safety requirements on the plant floor means conforming to stringent international standards such as EN 13849-1 or EN 62061, according to the functional requirement and complexity of the system

Technical article: safety networks — the route from zero accidents to zero risk downloadweblink

CLPAWed, 11 Jun 2014

As global competition continues to increase, how can you meet ever-more stringent safety standards and still optimise productivity? As John Browett of CLPA explains, modern safety networks can hold the key.