Machine Building

July 10, 2019

COUPLING SELECTION: SO MANY CHOICES, SO LITTLE DIRECTION?

There is so much more that goes into proper coupling selection. While shaft fit is a good place to start, it is only the first step of many on a longer path that must to be taken to decided what coupling will be the optimal choice for your application.
June 18, 2019

Roll with the correct bearing for your application!

Throughout my years of working in the power transmission field, I have seen many new designs and requirements for bearings – some from regulation changes and […]
April 30, 2019

Belt Drive Design and Selection

As a mechanical design professional, how do you decide what size and kind of belt drive to use? The Gates Design Flex Pro software takes the guess-work out of optimized sprocket and belt selection.
March 22, 2019

Selecting an Encoder for Your Application

Choosing the correct encoder for a specific application can save you time and headaches as you commission your machine. How do you choose? Here we focus on the most common comparison: Ethernet/IP vs CIP Motion
March 6, 2019

Reduce Headaches with Shielded VFD Cable

Electrical noise, or more specifically high frequency electrical noise (also called common mode), tends to be the gremlin of modern electrical panels. Using power cable shields can reduce this noise.
February 7, 2019

Simplify Drive Programming with Connected Components Workbench Software

Tired of hunting through hundreds of different parameters while attempting to troubleshoot or commission your Variable Frequency Drives? Do you feel lost without the aid of a printed parameter list or programming manual? Hunting for individual parameters when programming and troubleshooting can be time consuming, but using Connected Components Workbench could make your life easier in the field.
January 24, 2019

Predictive Maintenance for Motors – What’s in Your Toolbox?

Do you have to troubleshoot motor issues? Have you had a motor over heat and shut down with no apparent warning? Windings, rotors, connection cables, and […]
December 12, 2018

Reduce Design Time with Rockwell’s Micro800 PLC

Rockwell Automation and the Micro800 PLC controllers offer a lot of tools to help reduce the design time and get your product to market faster while […]
October 25, 2018

Machine Builder Highlights at the Automation Fair

This November, Rockwell Automation is bringing their Automation Fair event to Philadelphia. This 2-day event brings together the top industry experts from around the world for […]