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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.

LIGNA robot

Delcam set to showcase PowerMILL Robot for woodworking applications at LIGNA exhibition downloadweblink

DelcamFri, 24 Apr 2015

Delcam will demonstrate potential applications in the woodworking industry for machining with robots on Stand C09 in Hall 12 at the LIGNA exhibition to be held in Hannover from 11–15 May. Live machining demonstrations will be shown on the stand using a KUKA robot programmed with the new release of Delcam’s PowerMILL Robot software for the programming of robots for multi-axis machining operations.

ShoeMaker 2015 R2

Delcam CRISPIN releases latest version of its ShoeMaker CAD software for footwear design downloadweblink

DelcamFri, 24 Apr 2015

The latest release of Delcam CRISPIN’s ShoeMaker CAD software for the design of all types of footwear includes special editing tools to adapt an existing sole to a new upper design.

Planview set to host presentation on the benefits of continuous and adaptive planning weblink

PlanviewFri, 24 Apr 2015

Planview will be hosting a presentation and panel discussion at the Ovum Industry Congress on 12–13 May in the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London on the benefits of continuous and adaptive planning.

Amplicon customers now have access to the full Belden range

Amplicon offers connectivity and networking products from high-tech manufacturer Belden weblink

AmpliconThu, 23 Apr 2015

Amplicon has partnered with high-tech manufacturer Belden. This new partnership will give Amplicon customers access to the full Belden range, which includes hundreds of connectivity and networking products targeted at a variety of markets.


Delcam set to demonstrate PowerMILL software developments at CIMT 2015 downloadweblink

DelcamWed, 22 Apr 2015

Delcam is set to demonstrate the latest developments in its PowerMILL programming software for five-axis and high-speed machining at the CIMT exhibition to be held in Beijing from 22–25 April.

Video feature: WIN wireless monitoring kit from WERMA videoweblink

Werma UK Wed, 22 Apr 2015

Want to reduce downtime on your production line or work cell? — Look at Werma’s WIN wireless monitoring kit.

Top-hat housings

OMC re-introduces transmitter/receiver pairs housed in FDH1 SMA 'top hat'-style housing weblink

OMC UKWed, 22 Apr 2015

OMC is re-introducing transmitter/receiver pairs housed in the FDH1 SMA ‘top hat’-style housing to accommodate the larger diodes that are being specified by demanding applications, and also to withstand the harsh operating conditions that are commonly experienced by equipment used in the military, industrial and other hi-rel sectors.


Rittal's CMC III systems come with updated firmware for better access to data weblink

RittalWed, 22 Apr 2015

Rittal’s CMC (computer multi control) III systems have been launched with updated firmware to allow a more user-friendly experience along with better access to data storage and greater data storage capacity. This makes reviewing data centre performance over time and mapping trends far easier.

Scorpion Color Identification Vision App user interface

Data sheet: Scorpion Color Identification Vision App download

Scorpion VisionMon, 27 Apr 2015

The Scorpion Color Identification Vision App is used to identify the colour of any object or area. It has a simple operator screen, and is claimed to be easy to configure.

More product downloads

White paper: 10 steps to choosing the right ERP software for your organisation downloadweblink

ECi Software SolutionsWed, 22 Apr 2015

Selecting new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a huge undertaking for a business. It’s expensive and creates the need for some organisational change. Employees have to be trained on an unfamiliar technology and some business processes have to be adapted. It’s a bewildering project that requires attention to many details. Therefore, it’s best to have a plan to help you organise your requirements and to skilfully manage all the information that is available on ERP systems ...


Technical article: gauge linearity and bias — wake up and smell your measuring system download

MinitabFri, 10 Apr 2015

There are a host of possible explanations that might help explain seemingly contradictory study results, according to Minitab. Perhaps the studies utilised different designs, different statistical methodologies, different survey techniques, different confounding variables, different clinical endpoints or different populations. Or perhaps there’s something even more fundamental at play. The proverbial elephant in the room of any statistical analysis. The essential, pivotal question upon ...

Power transformers

Technical article: power transformer design and analysis with Flux download

CedratWed, 25 Mar 2015

Nowadays, it is important to optimise the efficiency of power transformers to make sure minimum losses are generated from the various physical phenomena. Finite element studies allow the transformer designers to accurately analyse the different losses to enhance the performance of their transformers. A few steady-state and transient tests allow the user to determine the electrical and mechanical constraints that the power transformer will have to endure in its life.

White paper: standards-based approaches to redundancy and fault tolerance downloadweblink

AmpliconThu, 5 Mar 2015

This white paper from Amplicon discusses standards-based approaches to redundancy and fault tolerance using industrial Ethernet local-area networks (LANs). The paper is targeted at network engineers in factories, transportation systems, utilities and other industrial networking applications.

Mesh information

Technical article: eccentricities faults magnetic signature of an induction machine downloadweblink

CedratFri, 27 Feb 2015

This article from CEDRAT is focused on the static and dynamic eccentricity fault in the induction motor. The quantities considered are: torque, leakage flux and magnetic forces measured outside the machine (such as accelerometer sensor). For each quantity, CEDRAT compares its signature in degraded mode with the healthy mode. The company devotes a short paragraph of this article to demonstrating the new feature of Flux concerning double FFT; this feature is available in the dedicated ...