Festo’s new pinch valves VZQA with full bore passage are said to be a cost-efficient, energy-efficient and easy to clean and service alternative to diaphragm and ball valves in many process automation applications.
The DV Series was designed as the next generation of Clippard’s original EV line of “Mouse” valves.
C&K Components has introduced the CCM01 MK5 series low-profile smart card connectors. Compatible with Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) and payment card industry (PCI) standards, the series is well suited for point-of-sale (POS), mobile-point-of-sale (mPOS), transaction, and identification applications.
KSB has extended the range of its Multitec line of pumps with new high-capacity models that deliver flow rates of up to 850 cubic metres per hour and delivered heads as high as 390 m. The new models have outlet diameters of 200 mm.
Hoffmann – Krippner Inc. has introduced a wide range of LVDT sensors from its German partner company INELTA for contactless and wear-free path and position detection.
Conec has extended its portfolio of valve connectors with an overmolded variant of the DT connector series.
Harting Canada has introduced Ha-VIS preLink, an Ethernet cabling system for a broad range of industrial applications.
POSITAL-FRABA has introduced two new communications interfaces for its high-precision IXARC magnetic rotary encoders. The devices are now available with PROFINET and EtherCAT interfaces.
The STH and STQ Duplex metering pumps from Fluid Metering, Inc. are suitable for precision mixing, diluting, and proportional metering for OEM medical, analytical, and industrial instrumentation.
NB slide guides from RotoPrecision are said to be high-precision, high-rigidity, high load capacity linear bearings with low friction, non-stick or slip mechanisms that provide smooth linear motion even under high loads.
The Amacoil-Uhing Model RS drive nut provides smooth backlash-free linear motion in machine design. Unlike a screw, the RS drive nut runs on a smooth shaft without threads. This eliminates the potential for clogged threads and jamming.
The KSB Etabloc line of pumps from KSB Pumps, Inc., has been extended with a model rated for use with motors of up to 110 kW.
The latest release of Siemens’ Solid Edge software (Solid Edge ST8) includes enhancements and new functionality that help users increase design speed and improve their ability to leverage synchronous technology, while providing greater flexibility in choice of platform and purchasing options.
PTC has announced PTC Mathcad Prime 3.1 engineering calculation software, designed for engineers who want to analyze, solve, document and share vital calculations and design intent.
Onshape is the latest full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet.
LAS VEGAS – The 3D Print Marketplace doubled the 2014 footprint of 3D printing at the International CES this year.
A 3D printed bridal bouquet has been produced by University of Sheffield expert on 3D printing, Dr. Candice Majewski, for her wedding to manufacturing supervisor, Bret Hughes, in Indianapolis.
MSC Software Corp., has released its CAE platform, MSC Apex. MSC Apex is said to be the world’s first computational parts-based CAE system that will serve as the platform for a broad range of physics and applications.
ROCK HILL, SC – 3D Systems has announced that it has successfully outfitted Derby the dog with 3D printed prosthetics, allowing him to run down the street for the first time ever.
Frankfurt, Germany – EOS has launched its new EOS M 290 system, the successor to the established and market-leading EOSINT M 280, designed for the tool-free production of high-quality serial components, spare parts and prototypes.
NEEDHAM, MA  – PTC has announced the PTC Systems Engineering Solution, purpose-built to help organizations reduce risk and accelerate innovation in an increasingly smart, connected world.
The Renishaw AM250 laser melting system uses a high powered ytterbium fibre laser to fuse fine metallic powders together to form functional 3D (3-dimensional) parts.
The latest version of Siemens' NX software, NX 10, features enhancements and brand new capabilities in CAD, CAM and CAE that are designed to make the latest release more powerful, faster and easier to use than ever.
SolidWorks MBD (Model Based Definition) may finally lead to the end of paper drawings.
New patented microPEM TackPin Type T4 self-clinching fasteners have been introduced by PennEngineering as suitable hardware solutions for installation into stainless steel or higher-strength aluminum alloy sheets.
It’s time to enroll in Master Bond’s Adhesive Academy, where the innovative Dr. B fills you in on the ins and outs of adhesives.
New PEM® self-clinching nuts and studs introduced for permanent installation into especially hard sheet materials deliver design and assembly benefits for automotive component attachment applications. 
New microPEM TackScrew fasteners from PennEngineering integrate proven self-clinching technology for permanent sheet-to-sheet attachment while also incorporating a unique thread-like feature to allow fastener removal when necessary.
Spirol International Corp. has announced the availability 2D/3D drawings of its products, such as coiled spring pins, hinge pins, compression limiters, disc springs, dowels, inserts, shims, nuts and spacers.
With biocompatibility and cytotoxicity certifications, Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med is often selected for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications in the medical device industry.
Spirol International Corp. has introduced the series CL600 and CL610 aluminum compression limiters.
Danielson, CT – SPIROL has released their brand new Coiled Pin Design Guide.
Rocky Hill, Conn. – Henkel Corporation has updated the Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook for 2014 to include the latest adhesive, sealant, lubricant, coating and dispensing/curing equipment technologies.
New PEM  Type TSO4 self-clinching stainless steel standoffs introduced by PennEngineering provide ideal fastener solutions for stacking or spacing components to (or from) ultra-thin stainless steel panels.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – DE-STA-CO will introduce a new line of workholding clamps at the AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition in Long Beach, Calif., next month.
Masterbond has released a new White Paper entitled ‘Clearly Superior Epoxies for Optical Applications.’
When Clippard introduced a miniature regulator in 1962, the MAR-1 became very popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life, the company says.
Festo has announced the VUVG series of direct wired directional control valves.
Festo’s new VSNC series of standard solenoid NAMUR valves is two valves in one that suit a wide range of process applications.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., manufacturer of a broad line of miniature pneumatic products, has released its latest full-line catalog.
Festo Canada has introduced programmable analog feedback position sensors – the SDAT-MHS series – for pairing with any Festo T-slot pneumatic drive. (Click on CC above when video starts to view subtitles).
A fill and bleed circuit is a combination of pneumatic valve components used to inflate a volume or apparatus in one controllable function, and to release or vent pressure in a second controllable function.
UNIVERSITY PARK, IL – Mead Fluid Dynamics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bimba Manufacturing, has announced the launch of the Manifold PowerStrip (MPS), said to be a simple, cost-effective solution for wiring manifold valve stacks.
University Park, IL – Bimba Manufacturing has introduced IntelliSense, a technology platform designed to enable users to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization.
The MSC series mini slides from Aventics (formerly Rexroth Pneumatics) have a compact design, require minimal installation space and can be optimally configured for virtually any automated handling task, the company says.
Frederic Reichert, product manager at Festo explains the features and benefits of the DRRD semi-rotary drive with piston. Unit torque varies from 0.2 to 110 Nm and the maximum swivel angle is 200º.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Theproducts available within the HoseFinder mobile app have been increased, making the mobile app more versatile for selecting and locating critical hoses.
Bimba Manufacturing Company and its subsidiary Pneumadyne have announced a new line of composite push-to-connect fittings.
The Gates Corporation has announced the release of its Poly Chain Carbon Volt belt, a new antistatic polyurethane solution that meets the ISO 9563 spec and is said to retain its static conductivity longer than comparable belts.
Baldor Electric Company has added the Baldor•Dodge Ultra Kleen Tigear-2 to its washdown enclosed gear reducer products.
SKF Canada recently launched the SKF Certified Rebuilder program for electric motor repair and 4 shops have already achieved the certification:
Fort Smith, Ark. – Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce a new addition to its Baldor-Dodge coupling product offering -- the QD bushed Para-Flex coupling.
Fort Smith, Ark. – Baldor Electric Company’s Dodge HT500 synchronous drive system delivers high torque, low maintenance and potential energy savings with less overhung load than V-belts drives.
The expanding portfolio of SKF Mobile Apps equips users easily and quickly with useful technology information, software to make critical calculations, and the capability to conduct product and application searches. 
Ringball introduces its new FYH LUBE EZ, an electrochemical automatic single point lubricator. 
Fort Smith, Ark.  – Baldor Electric Company’s Dodge Hydraulic ISAF bearing is now available with higher load ratings.
Aston, PA - Amacoil/Uhing has introduced Easylock shaft collars which hold reels, spools and other objects in place on shafts.
SKF CARB toroidal roller bearings introduce robust non-locating bearing solutions engineered to withstand the tough conditions of a wide range of rotating machinery applications in steel mills. 
VANCOUVER, BC - Westport Innovations has unveiled its next generation of high pressure direct injection technology platform, dubbed "Westport™ HPDI 2.0."
Richmond Hill, ON – E-T-A Circuit Breakers introduces the new ESR10 which is a 12V electronic relay that complies with four pole standard relay sockets according to ISO 7588.
VANCOUVER - A fleet of vehicles showcasing the latest eco-friendly and fuel-efficient technologies is being assembled here for the fourth annual AJAC EcoRun, which starts Wednesday at the Vancouver International Auto Show with a media conference at the Jack Poole Plaza.
An internal analysis of your ISO management system can identify how employees are performing, what is working, what needs to be improved, and what can be enhanced to set the organization up for success.
My goal for attending SolidWorks world this year was to understand how Dassault Systèmes was planning to transition SolidWorks from a desktop system to a pure cloud-based software. 
There are some conditions in life that can only be understood by experience. Of such conditions, the loss of sight is high on the scale of adversity.
Ford has garnered a great deal of publicity for its 2015 F-150 pickup truck in which everything in the body except the firewall is aluminum.
Product manufacturers in Canada face a tough challenge. Keeping the customer involved in the brand experience is getting harder due to a high number of competitors and even higher advertising budgets.
Tightening emissions and fuel economy legislation is forcing manufacturers to produce more hybrid vehicles in which an electric motor and battery-pack supplements the internal combustion engine. This contributes to improved economy, but at significant weight and cost penalties.
The time has come that a surgeon, sitting at home in PJs (or nighty) can remotely remove a dysfunctional body part from a patient on the opposite side of the world.
MONTREAL - Two "Best New Technology" award winners have been announced by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Montreal International Auto Show.
The cyclical automotive manufacturing sector in Canada has entered a positive patch over the last year. Investment announcements at Ford, Chrysler, Honda and Linamar are a testament to this industry rally.
TORRANCE, CA – For the second time in a generation, Toyota has re-imagined the future of mobility. The Toyota Mirai is a four-door, mid-size sedan with performance that fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines – but it uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor.
Symbiosis is a word that properly belongs in the lexicon of biology. It refers to the cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship between two organisms – but it’s meaning is especially apt when it describes a smartphone and an endoscope.

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