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1 Gear Design Software, Engineer Beware (February 2014)

When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.

2 Mutiple Gearset-Type Calculation Software (September 2015)

Is there a gear software package out there that will calculate the design of spur, helical, worm, and planetary gearsets? Also, we would like a program that calculates stresses and material selection. Finally, we would like to have the program calculate bearings loads, too. Thank you for your help.

3 Gear Design Software (February 2013)

When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.

4 Hardware-Software Synergy Automates Power Plant Data Collection (October 2009)

Robotics and other advanced automation technology systems are viewed as a looming threat to some in the plant maintenance field. Although there is a constant battle for some workers to remain useful while machines are continuously fulfilling more roles on the plant floor, there are those who in turn have found a better use of their newly freed time.

5 Beyond the Quick Fix - Supply Chain Software (April 2009)

In order for a company to be as efficient as possible, production, inventory and distribution components must be a top priority. A focused supply chain that gets the right materials to the right places in the allotted time frame encourages repeat business. These are concepts somewhat overlooked by many business executives in todayís economy.

6 All for One, One for All (February 2014)

Collaboration moves bearing modeling and simulation software forward

7 Rolling-Element Bearing Analysis (June 2013)

This article describes how more sophisticated modeling techniques allow the latest software to identify design issues with bearings, shafts, gears and complicated multi-body systems.

8 Electromagnetic Know-How (August 2012)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering tasks, including injection molding simulation of plastic parts, analysis of aerospace components, impact and crash analysis of automobiles and the electromagnetic analysis of motors, actuators, transformers and sensors.

9 The Test Run (March 2016)

Modeling and simulation is a key driver of innovation. Whether itís general manufacturing, consumer goods or life sciences, the ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in todayís analytical world.

10 How to Get the Most Realistic Efficiency Calculation for Gearboxes (April 2015)

In recent years the estimation of gearbox power loss is attracting more interest ó especially in the wind turbine and automotive gearbox industry ó but also in industrial gearboxes where heat dissipation is a consideration as well. As new transmissions concepts are being researched to meet both ecological and commercial demands, a quick and reliable estimation of overall efficiency becomes inevitable in designing the optimal gearbox.

11 Homogeneous Geometry Calculation of Arbitrary Tooth Shapes: Mathematical Approach and Practical Applications (February 2016)

This paper provides a mathematical framework and its implementation for calculating the tooth geometry of arbitrary gear types, based on the basic law of gear kinematics. The rack or gear geometry can be generated in two different ways: by calculating the conjugate geometry and the line of contact of a gear to the given geometric shape of a known geometry (e.g., a cutting hob), or by prescribing the surface of action of two gears in contact and calculating the correspondent flank shapes.

12 Specifying a Gear - Ask the Expert (February 2014)

A reader asks what are the required parameters to properly specify a gear.

13 The Green Revolution - A Global Win-Win (February 2009)

Green technology is more than changing a couple of light bulbs or reducing waste. In 2009, the concept is relevant in every facet of manufacturing as companies make a greater push towards energy efficiency and sustainability. In the power transmission and motion control fields, this technology has been integrated into the daily routine, both as an environmentally friendly business venture and a way to offer green products to customers. Itís apparent that the revitalization of manufacturing, both here and abroad, will center on energy technology.

14 Energy Efficiency by Using Innovative Bearing Solutions (August 2010)

Based on simulation methods and calculation tools developed by the Schaeffler Group and presented in the first part of this paper, three approaches regarding increased efficiency based on rolling bearings are presented.

15 Effective Management Can Reduce Energy Costs Millwide (December 2012)

Itís as true in pulp and paper as it is in many other industries: the continued rise in energy prices has put a squeeze on margin and profits. Papermakers know that to maintain margin, they must effectively manage their energy costs.

16 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operatorís database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

17 Graco Pump Technology Solves Long-Term Pump Leaking, Dosing Issues (September 2016)

When trying to find a new bonding material dispense system, one manufacturer tested a series of pumps ó all of which leaked due to the abrasiveness of the bonding material. The manufacturer also had been attempting to manage shot size manually with their previous system, and was not able to keep dispense consistent. The company searched for a system that could accurately dispense programmed shot sizes while also eliminating the leaking issues they had experienced with previous pumps. Graco provided a Check-Mate pump with SmartWare software, and the manufacturer is now able to automatically dispense shots of bonding material as small as one ounce without leaks.

18 Electronic Control for Hydraulic Applications - A Case Study (June 2009)

This case study presents how electronics and software can be applied to a mobile hydraulic application, as well as how electro-hydraulics have evolved over time.

19 The Reluctance Motor Springs Forth (August 2014)

There are three major types of reluctance motors: all three reluctance motors are non-permanent magnet, brushless motors. They are synchronous motors with a non-linear relationship between torque and current. The variable-reluctance step and switched-reluctance motors utilize the principle of magnetic attraction by inducing magnet poles within the soft-iron rotor, and by energizing a set of coils wound around stator teeth resident in the laminated stator. These two reluctance motors must be sequentially excited to achieve continuous, steady-state rotation. The design of all reluctance motors requires finite element analysis (FEA) software.

20 Can You Develop Your Own Custom Motor-and-Motion System (June 2016)

In this centuryís complex, ever- changing world of manufacturing, such capabilities as hardware and software expertise, effective location and distribution, business savvy and yes, even luck, are some of the cardinal requirements for running a successful business.

News Items About software

1 AutomationDirect Adds Features to PLC Programming Software (January 5, 2017)
AutomationDirect’s Productivity Suite PLC programming software version 2.4 provides two new software communications enhancements fo...

2 Motion System Software Simplifies Drive Selection (May 5, 2010)
The Motioneering 6.1.0 motion system sizing and selection software from Kollmorgen is an OEM design tool that uses a mechanism project co...

3 Mechatronic Toolkit Integrates Software, Design Engineering (February 8, 2010)
Mechaware 4.0 from Kollmorgen is a mechatronic "toolkit" that enables software and design engineers to work together designing,...

4 Latest Mechatronics Software Version Installs Simpler (February 8, 2010)
ITI GmbH released the latest version of SimulationX, its software for physical modeling of mechatronics systems. Version 3.3 provides fun...

5 CD-Adapco Selects Siemens D-Cubed Software (October 2, 2013)
CD-Adapco, a provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions for manufacturers, has licensed Siemens’ D-Cubed software to ...

6 Safety Controller Software Available from Omron STI (March 7, 2012)
Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. is offering to select customers' free G9SP software for purchases of G9SP Programmable Safety Cont...

7 Excel Gear Launches Gear/Gearbox Optimization Software (October 21, 2010)
Excel-Lent gear/gearbox design and analysis software has been developed by Excel Gear, Inc. and written in Visual Basic.Net. This softwar...

8 Motoman FS100 Controller Provides Open Software Connectivity (October 4, 2011)
Introduced at Pack Expo, the high-performance FS100 controller is designed for open software connectivity and supports PCI Express. The F...

9 Software Analyzes Application Requirements (October 18, 2011)
Amacoil tech support personnel simplify selection of Uhing linear drives for customers by using a proprietary software program. OEM desig...

10 Aerotech Offers MotionPAC Software (December 9, 2011)
Aerotech's A3200 MotionPAC is a software-based Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that is completely integrated with Aerotech's ...

11 AutomationDirect Launches Point of View Software (December 4, 2013)
New from AutomationDirect, Point of View is powerful software for developing SCADA, HMI, and OEE/Dashboard projects that can be deployed ...

12 Siemens Awards Software Grant to Ohio College (February 20, 2014)
From its historic Norwood Motor Manufacturing Facility, Siemens recently announced a $66.8 million in-kind software grant to Cincinnati S...

13 Latest Mechatronics Software Version Installs Simpler (February 5, 2010)
ITI GmbH released the latest version of SimulationX, its software for physical modeling of mechatronics systems. Version 3.3 provides fun...

14 Flomerics Offers FloXpress Simulation Software (January 14, 2008)
Flomerics Inc. recently announced that its FloXpress simulation software will be available free of charge to all SolidWorks 2008 users. F...

15 New Zero Max Software Hits the Shelves (April 18, 2006)
Zero-Max has introduced Version 1.5 of its latest software designed for faster sizing and selection of components for motion control an...

16 Mesys AG Will Present New Shaft and Bearing Analysis Software at Hannover Messe (April 13, 2015)
Mesys AG will present its new version of shaft and bearing analysis software in Hall 25, Stand A21 at Hannover Messe.The bearing analysis...

17 AKGears Unveils Latest Tooth Root Fillet Optimization Software (April 14, 2015)
AKGears recently introduced the only commercially available tooth root fillet optimization software that defines the tooth root fillet pr...

18 GWJ Technology Upgrades eAssistant Software (January 28, 2015)
GWJ Technology GmbH, headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany, has upgraded its web-based calculation software eAssistant with three new mo...

19 Siemens NX Nastran Software Available on Rescale (May 9, 2014)
Siemensí NX Nastran software is now available on Rescale...

20 Lenze Announces Reusable Robotics Software Modules for its FAST Application Toolbox (March 9, 2015)
Lenze recently announced standardized and reusable robotics software modules as a supplement to its FAST application toolbox fo...

21 KISSsoft and Geartech Jointly Develop New Software Program (January 19, 2006)
KISSsoft AG and GEARTECH Software are pleased to announce the introduction of a new and updated version of GEARCALC, a gear design pro...

22 GL Certifies Software for RomaxWIND (October 11, 2010)
Romax Technology Limited's virtual development platform, RomaxWIND, has been officially certified by GL Renewables Certification (GL)...

23 Soft Servo Systems Updates Software and Motion Control Products (January 22, 2006)
Soft Servo Systems announced the release of Versio...

24 Software Improves Machine Uptime and Cost of Ownership (November 19, 2010)
Bosch Rexroth's new IndraDrive Productivity Agent takes machine performance monitoring to a new level, creating a host of productivit...

25 Bosch Rexroth Releases CNC Training Software (March 28, 2012)
The IndraMotion MTX micro Trainer from Bosch Rexroth gives machine operators the ability to simulate, develop, test and transfer CNC prog...

26 ABB Automation Builder Toolsuite Provides Myriad Software Support Functions (June 23, 2015)
 ABB recently released a new integrated development toolsuite. Automation Builder 1.1 provides an integrated development environment...

27 ITAMCO Connects Forklifts to Industrial Internet of Things via Sensors and Software (February 1, 2016)
Forklifts, the workhorses of the plant floor, are more valuable than ever at ITAMCO. The company has connected their forklifts to the Ind...

28 Bosch Utilizes Siemen's CAD, PDM and PLM Software Platform (March 22, 2016)
Siemens’ integrated suite of computer aided design (CAD), product data management (PDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM) soft...

29 Ricardo Software Ignite Vehicle System Simulator Incorporates Modelonís Optimica Compiler Toolkit (May 3, 2016)
Ricardo Software recently announced a key partnership that will deliver immediate benefits to users of its Ignite complete vehicle system...

30 KISSsoft Unveils Latest Software at Hannover Messe (April 17, 2015)
KISSsoft recently introduced its new version of KISSsoft 03/2015 at Hannover Messe on April 13. The new version was released with a ...

31 Siemens Enhances PLM Software (September 11, 2013)
Siemens recently introduced a new series of industry-specific offerings at its annual PLM Software Analyst Conference in Boston. The Indu...

32 Weiss Develops Mechatronics Software (May 3, 2011)
In pursuing its development strategy for mechatronic products, Weiss GmbH is placing more emphasis on the intuitive operation and easy co...

33 Siemens Enhances PLM Software with Active Workspace (April 5, 2012)
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a global provider of product lifecycle management (...

34 Siemens Releases RobotExpert Software (August 16, 2012)
The use of robots is expanding rapidly in a variety of industries. More and more tasks that were previously carried out by human beings a...

35 Bosch Rexroth Releases Pneumatic Design Software (April 28, 2011)
With the new D&C Scheme Editor 3.0, Bosch Rexroth presents a special offer for design engineers. Free of charge and with no licensin...