Editorial Director: Ryerson Polytechnical Institute electronic engineering technologist with over a decade of manufacturing experience and 20-plus years in technical publishing, is also trained in hydraulics, electro-pneumatics, bearings, mechanical CAD software, sensors, motor drives and electric motors.
Flying car from Terrafugia closer to reality with FAA scrutiny
Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:40
Terrafugia, the "flying car" company, was founded in 2006 by award winning MIT-trained aeronautical engineers and MBAs – who also happen to be passionate private pilots. Taking advantage of new U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations in the Light Sport Aircraft category, Terrafugia developed the Transition Roadable Aircraft to provide private and sports pilots the convenience of a dual-purpose vehicle for flight and road use.
Hannover Messe 2013: EPLAN demos fluid power tubing and wiring in Pro Panel
Thursday, 02 May 2013 09:25
In Version 2.3 of EPLAN software due for release in Fall 2013, the Pro Panel Module wll be enhanced. EPLAN mechatronic solutions consultant Sean-Patrick Mulherrin provides a sneak preview into this new advanced capability for routing electrical wiring and pneumatic/hydraulic tubing.
Omega introduces load cells for wet or washdown applications
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:33
Omega introduces its new series of waterproof, low profile load cells for wet or washdown applications. The high accuracy LSHD has an all stainless steel construction for harsh industrial environment with 1% interchangeability for scale applications.
Hannover Messe 2013: HARTING Industrial 4.0 automates from front office to factory floor
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:15
Peter Feldmann, Business Development AutoID at HARTING IT Systems Integration, demonstrates his company's approach to Industry 4.0 at Hannover Messe 2013. Besides supplying hardware such as RFID transponders and readers, HARTING helps customers to integrate software for a one-stop solution to bringing together the needs of the front office and factory floor.
Hannover Messe 2013: HARTING Hall effect current sensors target renewal energy, rail
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 13:51
The new current sensors from HARTING have a robust design, making them ideal in harsh conditions for markets such as rail technology and renewal energy. Rapid, accurate current measurement is required for the precise regulation of power semiconductor systems such as frequency converters, USV systems and welding plant, says Tobias Schäfer, product manager Current Sensors, Global Business Unit at HARTING Electric.