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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.
Altair has announced the general availability of Display Manager, a web-based environment for remote visualisation of very big data arising from large high-performance computing (HPC) simulations. The product is designed for extreme performance even in networks with challenging latencies, and enables access to graphically intensive applications through a simple web browser.
Delcam will be hosting the Orthotics Technology Forum in 2014 in both Chicago at Loyola University on 5–6 June and at the Evoluon Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on 18 September.
SolidCAM has introduced InventorCAM 2014 for Autodesk Investor. There have been more than 100 enhancements across all its modules: Imachining 2D and 3D, 2.5D Milling, HSS, HSR/HSM, Sim 5X, Turning, Advanced Mill-Turn for multi-turret and multi-spindle machines, as well as a new module: Solid Probe.
The 2014 version of Delcam Crispin’s Shoemaker software for designing footwear offers improved visualisation of designs with the new Keyshot rendering engine among other new features.
With its Weld Wizard app, Fronius has developed an easy-to-use tool to help welders work out necessary parameters. The Weld Wizard provides fast and accurate information on the deposition rate and on the energy-per-unit-length derived from interpolated welding parameters, offers high-speed videos and also performs cost-efficiency calculations and comparisons.
Endress and Hauser has introduced the Ecograph T RSG35 universal data manager, which is suitable for applications such as quality and quantity monitoring in the water industry and cold storage and transportation monitoring in the food industry. It is said to guarantee safe and complete recording and visualisation of all process sequences.
CGTech has introduced v7.3 of its Vericut CNC machine simulation, verification and optimisation software. Designed to simplify manufacturing engineers’ ability to simulate the CNC programming and machining process, Vericut v7.3 features enhancements for users such as small subcontractors, OEMs and their suppliers.
The Altair Partner Alliance has announced the expansion of its material database offering with new partner, Matereality. With Matereality’s cloud-based software, Workgroup Material Databasepro, it is possible to build a fully functional and extensible material database to store all the material data for different projects and collaborate securely across the product lifecycle management (PLM) landscape.
USB 3.0, also known as Superspeed USB, is the next generation of the popular ‘plug and play’ Universal Serial Bus specification, building on the strengths of USB 2.0 while also correcting its weaknesses. This white paper from Multipix provides further information on USB 3.0, including chapters on the USB3 Vision Standard, how a USB 3.0 camera set-up functions within a vision system, and migration from an older interface to USB 3.0.
White paper: the road ahead for CMMS download
The benefits of adopting a CMMS are well documented and generally undeniable, yet despite this, industry analysts report that 70 per cent of businesses are yet to adopt a CMMS to manage their maintenance; this is particularly prevalent in small and medium manufacturing sites. However, industry commentators argue that factors are now at play, which look set to change this phenomenon. This white paper from Idhammar Systems discusses the factors that are making the use of CMMS a business ...
As simulation software has become widespread, there are some common complaints from designers willing to optimise the way they use the software. Professional simulation software should address these issues. A lack of features that address these problems, or a lack of knowledge of those features, slows down the work and effectively adds a lot of cost to the use of simulation tools. This paper provides examples of two common methods for automating aspects of the design process.
It has been recognised in every country that economic growth is heavily dependent upon the reliable delivery of electricity to the customer, whether that is a bulk industrial, commercial or residential customer. Further, efficiently using every source of generation including ‘green’ sources has become a mandate of many countries. This white paper from Omicron discusses the developments in the field of medium-voltage distribution equipment and the implementation of new technologies that ...
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 ...
In its most basic form, the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) metric provides a simple way to ‘keep score’ of manufacturing performance. However, the true power of OEE lies in the ability to use it as a change enabler or tool for continuous improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives. This white paper from Idhammar Systems shows how small improvements in OEE can have a big impact on profitability.
This white paper from Idhammar sets out a simple scenario using paper-based maintenance procedures, and describes what it would be like using a spreadsheet-based maintenance system, and the differences that a CMMS would make. It also sets out five key benefits of using a CMMS, including reduced costs and regulatory compliance.
Traditional methods of remote monitoring and control using RTUs and SCADA systems are well entrenched in the mining industry. But there is a wave of new technologies available now that have the potential to dramatically change the way we think and act in our endeavours to meet environmental compliance and to optimise the cost of operations. This paper explores the potential impact that these technologies can have in the mining industry.
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This brochure from Aerotech presents its integrated automation solutions, including controllers, linear and rotary servo motors, data acquisition hardware and more.