Machine Learning Analyzes Design Spaces and Big Data

ESI MINESET helps engineers visualize big data. Pictured is a visualization of the patterns and predicted power output of a wind turbine. (Image courtesy of ESI Group.) We get it. You finish your design of experiments (DoE). You’ve got fifty, maybe a hundred simulations in the books. You look at the mass of information and

3D CAD Interoperability with ODX

Illustration of CCE’s Open Data Exchange (ODX) libraries. (Image courtesy of CCE.) CAD technology company CCE has released several updates to its Open Data Exchange (ODX) libraries, which translate 3D CAD data from a variety of formats for application-specific usage. The libraries are targeted at independent software vendors (ISVs) who need to read and write

Seal failure analysis app

Providing a solution to the challenges associated with mechanical seal failures, Flowserve now offer a very simple tool to help diagnose the root-cause of seal failure.    According to its own analysis, some 98% of mechanical seals prematurely fail long before they have reached their optimum design life-time expectancy. The Flowserve Seal Failure Analysis app is

Solar power station comes online

Elemental Energy has completed the 17 megawatt Brooks Solar project located in Newell County, Alberta. The project has achieved commercial operation and is now feeding renewable energy into the Alberta grid. Brooks Solar is the first utility-scale solar project in Western Canada. The project was constructed over the course of approximately seven months and employed

IIoT connectivity enhanced

Belden has expanded the Lumberg Automation LioN-Power product family to help industrial manufacturers address exploding Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity needs through simplified device automation. The updates and additions bring added flexibility through universal digital I/O modules, as well as holistic solutions through new IO-Link system devices. “Manufacturers need economical, straightforward ways to connect

Swedish engine factory goes "climate-neutral"

Volvo Cars’ engine factory in Skövde, Sweden, has become the company’s first climate-neutral manufacturing plant. Skövde is the first plant in Volvo Cars’ global manufacturing network to reach this status, which marks a significant step towards the company’s vision of having climate-neutral global manufacturing operations by 2025. Skövde also becomes one of only a few

Inert welding gas monitored

Prior to inert gas welding (weld purging), the oxygen content must be reduced (purged) to a level as low as 100 ppm for stainless steels and as low as 50 ppm for zirconium and titanium. When oxygen levels are too high, the parent materials will suffer from a loss of corrosion resistance and metallurgical imperfections.

New digital thermometers

The DT173 single input and DT175 dual input K Type digital thermometers are new additions to Martindale Electric’s comprehensive thermometry range for contact and non-contact measurements and thermography. Built for ease of use and performance, the new series of hand-held digital thermometers provides users with a range of enhanced features to meet the latest demands

Remote hose disconnector for greener wind power

Enerpac has announced a hose disconnector designed to eliminate the release of hydraulic cylinder fluid into the sea during transition piece installation on offshore wind farms. The environmentally friendly development also allows full recovery of all connected equipment for reuse.   Hydraulic cylinders are a key tool in the installation of the transition piece on the

New widescreen HMI

Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its GOT2000 series of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) with two new widescreen versions. The ability to display additional visual information gives users of the new GT21 and GT25 widescreen HMIs the opportunity to enhance machine operability and the potential to increase productivity. Other valuable features include two separate ethernet ports and a