RS Components (RS) has launched a new version of DesignSpark Mechanical, the company’s 3D Concept Modelling and design tool that is available free of charge. Version 2.0 of the software adds several important new features that have been requested by the DesignSpark Mechanical user base.
Designing modern flow control components for life science, analytical and medical applications can be a difficult task in itself, but designing them from a manufacturer’s perspective incorporates additional complexity. Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is making its entire design and manufacturing expertise available to OEMs to help them produce more cost effective and reliable products.
Sercos International announced to develop an OPC Unified Architecture (UA) Companion Specification for Sercos. This specification describes the mapping of the Sercos information model to OPC UA so that functions and data of Sercos devices are made available and accessible via OPC UA. This initiative aims at simplifying the communication between machine periphery and supervisory IT systems, supporting the requirements of Industry 4.0 regarding semantic interoperability.
Rahman Jamal, Technology and Marketing Director for Europe at National Instruments and spokesman of the Sensors for Digital Production working group looks at the building blocks that will define the impact of Industry 4.0 on manufacturing.
Belden has introduced the latest version of its Hirschmann Security Operating System known as HiSecOS. With the HiSecOS Version 2.0, customers are offered greater levels of insight into network data, as well as the ability to more easily create network routes and connect to multiple secure sites.
Kollmorgen introduces the Kollmorgen Developer Network (KDN). KDN is an interactive knowledgebase where Kollmorgen customers can learn from one another, receive expert advice from Kollmorgen application engineers and customer support staff, and delve into rich technical information with just a few clicks
EMKA's Control Cockpit software makes it possible to manage all the elements and analysis of recorded parameters for up to 50 separate ELM systems. So long as these systems are accessible on the company LAN, this allows allocation of access rights to data and control cabinet locks, assignment of groups, setting of limits for sensors and enabling alarms.
A major manufacturer of hydraulic fracturing components for the oil and gas industry utilized NVision's full spectrum of engineering services, from consulting to 3D scanning, CAD modeling and 3D non-contact inspection, to improve the design of crucial parts and speed their certification. NVision was able to compare multiple versions of the same parts and determine geometric variation between the versions that passed tests and those that failed. That information was then used by NVision engineers to develop new 3D CAD models with critical dimensions and tolerances, leading to improved designs and faster certification of the parts.
In movies, robots can walk, talk, and even pretend to be human. Their real-life counterparts are considerably more limited. But this gap is closing, and Engineered Arts, a UK robotics company, is seeking to bring reality closer to fiction.
Altair today announced that six industry-leading oil and gas technology companies have completed integrations for their key applications to support PBS Professional®, Altair’s workload manager and job scheduler for high-performance computing (HPC).