Archive For: Issue 35 – 2016

Brainteasers — Issue 35, 2016

Brainteasers — Issue 35, 2016

Everyone loves the challenge of a word search. We’ve taken the concept to a new level. In this issue of Automation NOTEBOOK, we have hidden a myriad of photoelectric sensor terms in the puzzle below. You’ll find the terms in various directions (horizontally, vertically, diagonally and backward). Once you think you’ve found all of them, ... Read More
 
It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

It’s a Wrap! Automated Taping Machine

The capstone senior design project is the crowning achievement for seniors at the University of Connecticut School of Engineering.  In this two-semester course, senior students are mentored by faculty and industry engineers as they work to solve real-world engineering problems for their corporate sponsor. Students learn about the principles of design, how ethics affect engineering ... Read More
 
Product Snapshots — Issue 35, 2016

Product Snapshots — Issue 35, 2016

This digital issue of Automation Notebook gives you snapshots of some of our latest products. You’ll find products from a variety of categories including, Pneumatics, PLCs, Tools, Sensors, Wire and Wiring Accessories. We’ve also added to our Process Control, Power, and Motion Control, Enclosures, and Fuse product categories. Precision Pneumatic Regulators  NITRA High Precision Pneumatic ... Read More
 
Pneumatic Circuit Symbols Explained

Pneumatic Circuit Symbols Explained

Directional air control valves are the building blocks of pneumatic control. Pneumatic circuit symbols representing these valves provide detailed information about the valve they represent. Symbols show the methods of actuation, the number of positions, the flow paths and the number of ports. Here is a brief breakdown of how to read a symbol.
 
Are Pneumatic Components Compatible?

Are Pneumatic Components Compatible?

The industrial pneumatics market is fairly mature. While there continues to be new developments and technologies, many of the tried and true core products have been around for years. One advantage that this can offer to both system designers and end users is often having several brands of pneumatic components that are interchangeable with each ... Read More
 
Pneumatic Actuator vs. Electromechanical

Pneumatic Actuator vs. Electromechanical

In materials handling and assembly there are many ways to move an item from one location to another. Conveyors are one way and are widely used, but they can only move objects in a fixed path, limiting their use in more precise manufacturing applications. When more accuracy is required than a conveyor can deliver, such ... Read More
 
Riada Solves Difficult Packaging Problem

Riada Solves Difficult Packaging Problem

When selecting the right shampoo, what factors do you consider? Scent, ingredients, cost? How about packaging? That’s right, packaging. For the follicly-challenged, like myself, packaging may be a real decision maker. After all, luster, sheen and volumizing abilities are kinda lost on me. For most, packaging is an afterthought, if it is a thought at ... Read More