Electronics
Important Tips When Selecting Valves for Point of Care Testing Instruments
In point of care testing (POCT) systems, liquids are typically moved through a self-contained consumable cartridge using air pressure. These instruments can call for precise response times...
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Flexibility and Ease of Programming Leads to OEM Success
In the off-road machinery industry an easy-to-use operator interface is increasingly important. Because of innovation and technology enhancements, users expect encoder, push-button and touch screen...
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Protecting Robotic Surgery Systems from Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Robotic surgery systems or robot-assisted surgery, offer immense patient benefits -- from shorter recovery time, to better surgeon visualization, which leads to a more precise, effective...
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Engineering Philosophy + Manufacturing Technology = Success
Exotic Metals Forming Division began in 1963 with the creation of titanium sheet metal flanges. Today, the organization continues to be a leader in the forming of specialty metals in the...
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Subsystems are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design
Life Science is a broad and far-reaching industry and includes numerous segments such as Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Clinical Diagnostics, and Analytical Chemistry. Many of the...
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The Challenges and Promise of Tidal Energy
As regulatory pressure continues to curb greenhouse emissions, there has been a lot of attention on solar and wind energy. However, a less-publicized renewable energy source could play a major role in...
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A Pump and Motor Redesign On An Allied System Logstacker Outperforms
Allied Systems, a Portland, Oregon-based fabricator of material handling equipment for the wood products industry, was looking to redesign their hydraulic system for greater efficiency on their...
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Why Are Pneumatic Lockout Valves Important?
Most manufacturing facilities use compressed air to power their production lines, but improper management of this unseen utility during routine maintenance and emergency situations can have serious...
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The HVACR Industry- Most Read Blogs Influenced by Trends in 2020
Despite the uncertainty and challenges brought by changing times in 2020 specifically, the HVAC/R business was better than good for industry professionals. Many companies experienced record sales...
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Electric Mining Equipment is Poised to Power the Industry
Traditionally dependent on fossil fuels to run key equipment, mining is known as a carbon-intensive industry. New trends, such as battery-powered underground mining equipment, are promising to disrupt...
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Cutting Environmental Impact of Forestry Equipment
Modern, highly mechanized forestry practices are known for being fairly carbon-intensive. New technologies, however, are being introduced with the potential to help lessen the environmental impacts of...
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Commercial Robotic Lawn Mowers May Be Used on a Golf Course or Field Near You
The history of commercial robotic lawnmowers is one that includes a few fits and stops. The cost has been a primary deterrent to the adoption of automated technology, especially for...
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Five Ways Excavators are Gaining Traction
The evolution and refinement of the hydraulic excavator’s design have been constant, with today’s models incorporating electrification, hydraulic technology, and machine analytics; which all...
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Trends in Wheel Loader Market Point to Smarter, More Efficient Solutions
As the wheel loader is the stalwart of the construction site, equipment manufacturers know that technological advances are important in their customers' buying decisions. Add in the stringent...
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The Importance of Process Cooling in the Printing Industry
For the last twenty years, the print industry has been on a journey of technological transformation. Printing markets are changing, many publishing products have electronic versions...
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eVTOL Aircraft Require Comprehensive System-Level Thermal Management
There is growing, perhaps booming, commercial investment in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles that will serve the new urban air mobility (UAM) aerospace market. Upstart and...
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Thermal Gels or Gap Filler Pads? Top 6 Things You Should Know
Thermal interface materials are used to eliminate air gaps or voids from adjoining rough or un-even mating surfaces. Because the thermal interface material has a greater thermal conductivity than the...
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Challenges of Commercial Vehicle Electrification
In 1933, Kenworth Motor Truck Co. became the first American truck manufacturer to introduce the Cummins 4 cylinder, 100 hp, HA4 model diesel engine as standard equipment. By 1938 the first...
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Overcoming Challenges of Fully Autonomous Vehicles
As the automotive industry moves toward more automated, connected vehicles, engineers are challenged to identify technologies that can process and transfer large volumes of data in real-time...
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Changing the Environmental Impact of Electric Car Batteries
The popularity of electric and zero-emissions vehicles is growing substantially, although their share of the overall automobile market remains relatively small.  Automobile manufacturers are spending...
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