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The evolving role of the ‘Design Engineer’

The evolving role of the ‘Design Engineer’
Someone, somewhere, must be throwing one hell of a party. In the last few years the number of cyber-attacks has exploded - this year 55% of firms have reported attacks, up from 40% last year. Here Andy Wakeley, Customer Channel Marketing Manager at Schneider Electric looks at the correlation between cyber attacks and the role of the design engineer.
23rd August 2019

New generation E4Q energy chain for unsupported travels

New generation E4Q energy chain for unsupported travels
Inspired by nature, designed for industry: this is the new E4Q energy chain from igus for unsupported and long travels. The chain links of the e-chain have a pebble-shaped design for weight reduction and a completely new crossbar locking concept, which enables the energy chain to be assembled by hand in seconds. 
23rd August 2019

Engineering plastic available as bar stock and plate

Engineering plastic available as bar stock and plate
igus offers iglidur plastic bar stock and plate for the production of wear-resistant prototypes, test components and low volume parts. Available as round bars, plates and tubes in various dimensions, bar stock is offered in a wide selection of iglidur materials for almost every application from high temperature to seawater and from food to automotive. 
23rd August 2019


Predict service life of wear-resistant 3D-printed gears

Predict service life of wear-resistant 3D-printed gears
How long will my 3D-printed my gear last? To answer this question, igus has developed the online gear service life calculator for its 3D-printed gears made of the SLS high-performance plastic, iglidur I3. In just a few simple steps, the engineer enters the gear’s tooth module, number of teeth, width and inner diameter. 
19th August 2019

Is stackable 3D printers the answer to faster and cheaper design?

Is stackable 3D printers the answer to faster and cheaper design?
Stackable 3D printers may hold the key to a faster yet more cost-effective design and manufacturing process. But what is stackable 3D printing? And how does it work to benefit businesses and meet their printing needs? To answer these questions, CEL has released a new white paper; ‘Stackable: the key to faster and more accurate 3D printing’.
5th August 2019

Cloud based SCADA

Cloud based SCADA
By transferring its multi-faceted MAPS SCADA / HMI solution to a secure cloud-based app, Mitsubishi Electric is offering potentially the best of both worlds; an advanced solution that is flexible and easy to integrate, but is also well supported, stable and secure in operation.
24th July 2019

Chemigraphic goes live with IFS Applications 10 ERP software

Chemigraphic goes live with IFS Applications 10 ERP software
Chemigraphic has continued to grow by implementing a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system IFS Applications 10. The implementation is entirely cloud-based and Chemigraphic is one of the first UK businesses to have had this version of IFS implemented from scratch. IFS Applications 10 was launched by leading enterprise software provider, IFS, at its World Conference in Atlanta in May. It was cited to be the “most important investment in its user interface” by the company at the time.
16th July 2019

Should you be using fail-safe or maintenance bypass?

Should you be using fail-safe or maintenance bypass?
This white paper explains the differences between fail-safe and maintenance bypass/isolation switches and reviews the advantages and disadvantages of each. The white paper deals only with the bypass function, which must not be confused with open- or closed-transition automatic or manual transfer switching. By John Stark, Russelectric, A Siemens Business
16th July 2019

Make an impact in the real world with Digital Twins

Make an impact in the real world with Digital Twins
Models so accurate they’re a digital twin of the product you’re creating can help you throughout the design and development process. 1D models can help you determine the best architecture for your multi-physics system, 3D models can help you design into the details, and testing can help you improve modelling realism. By Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering Solutions at Siemens and Zvika Weissman, Industries & Production Management Director at Siemens Industry.
28th June 2019

Analysis tool allows users to check power budgets

Analysis tool allows users to check power budgets
System availability, cost efficiency and scheduled maintenance are the key criteria for most industrial and building automation system designers and installers, says PULS. During the system design process the company works closely with its customers to provide detailed advice on selecting the optimum power supply for their specific applications.
20th June 2019


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