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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.

MAX2082 transceiver

Mouser releases octal ultrasound transceiver for portable and cart-based medical systems weblink

Mouser ElectronicsFri, 19 Dec 2014

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. 

PowerSHAPE Pro 2015

Delcam set to showcase PowerSHAPE Pro 2015 at Pacific Design & Manufacturing weblink

DelcamFri, 19 Dec 2014

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 CAM software to speed the programming and machining of complex parts will be on show at Houstex

Delcam set to exhibit latest CAM releases for manufacturing companies at Houstex 2015 downloadweblink

DelcamFri, 19 Dec 2014

Delcam will present its latest CAM software releases — including PowerMILL, FeatureCAM and PartMaker — at the Houstex exhibition on 24–26 February.

EMEC Vortex

Delcam set to show Vortex high-efficiency roughing at EMEC Open House downloadweblink

DelcamTue, 16 Dec 2014

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.

Molex already makes many CC-Link-compatible products including I/O blocks, remote I/O and network interface cards

CC-Link Partner Association appoints automation expert Molex as board member weblink

CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)Tue, 16 Dec 2014

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.

Using Vortex saved more than 60 per cent of the time previously needed to rough machine this stainless steel part

Delcam set to present developments in Vortex roughing at Southern Manufacturing downloadweblink

DelcamWed, 10 Dec 2014

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.

E2e SAW technology

E2e SAW technology from Advantech-GPEG suits gaming, retail and signage applications download

Advantech-GPEGTue, 9 Dec 2014

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.

PartMaker 2015

Delcam extends support for multi-tasking machines in PartMaker CAM 2015 download

DelcamTue, 9 Dec 2014

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.

Induction motor

Application note: control of an induction machine using Flux-Portunus coupling download

CedratWed, 17 Dec 2014

CEDRAT is meeting the challenge of simulating the control of an induction machine using one of its tools: Portunus — a system simulator.

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3D model of an electromagnetic quadrupole

White paper: beam spot size as a function of excitation levels of magnetic quadrupoles download

Integrated Engineering SoftwareFri, 12 Dec 2014

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.

Dynamic solenoid test bench

White paper: the method of finite elements in the design process of valve solenoids download

CedratTue, 9 Dec 2014

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. 

Digital Twin concept model

White paper: digital twin — manufacturing excellence through virtual factory replication downloadweblink

DELMIA AprisoMon, 8 Dec 2014

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.

TEFC motors used to generate test data

White paper: solving the more difficult aspects of electric motor thermal analysis downloadweblink

CedratFri, 5 Dec 2014

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.


White paper: advantages of panoramic view of pipeline demand and resource capacity download

PlanviewFri, 28 Nov 2014

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?’

Motion-centric machine design

White paper: tailored automation solutions for performance-driven machinery download

AerotechFri, 21 Nov 2014

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.

Schematic of the finite element analysis (FEA) for a PMSM.

White paper: simulation and fault detection in PMSM under dynamic conditions download

CedratThu, 20 Nov 2014

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.

Transformer description and results obtained

White paper: how to perform faster and more accurate simulations download

CedratTue, 18 Nov 2014

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.