Expert Zone

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.
July 3, 2019

Hit the Mark with a Logix MAOC Instruction

Reduce the need for separate hardware and simplify coding with a Motion Arm Output Cam (MAOC). MAOCs can perform the function of a separate PLS (programmable […]
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 […]
June 6, 2019
Lightfair 2019

What’s New in Lighting? LightFair Recap 2019

LIGHTFAIR® International rolled into the Pennsylvania Convention Center this May bigger and brighter than ever. Here are some of our top takeaways from the show floor.
May 28, 2019

The Importance of Machine Safety

How do I implement a safety system correctly and efficiently? A lot must be said when answering this question, but to start in the right place you must understand the safety standards.
May 23, 2019
Lighting Controls

Scalable lighting brings the factory of the future to reality

Installing new LEDs on your plant floor usually means shutting down your line for install. Since this investment isn't something that happens often, it makes future forward thinking even more important in the final decision as to what should be installed.
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 21, 2019

What does your network and server room look like after 30 years?

Thirty years ago, the world-wide-web made its first appearance, setting off a new standard for modern technology. Since its inception, an abundance of new communication technologies, […]