Applied Robotics MAGNUM grippers have a gripping force provided by two pistons that are driven pneumatically.
B.C. engineer’s Prosthesis exoskeleton fuses fluid power and clever kinematics to create a new class of sports machine.
Turnkey Leak Test Station
Sciemetric’s Model 3675 can be customized to accommodate plant requirements, including any geometric concerns with the leak tester and the tested part.
Camozzi’s series of ST Stopper cylinders come in single and double-acting, magnetic and non-rotating versions and sizes 20, 32, 40, 50 mm.
Festo’s SPAU is the new flagship machine and cell level pressure sensor, while SPAN is an all-new compact, low cost model in a 30x30mm format.
CFPA Corner: Challenge Accepted
CFPA’s Fluid Power Challenge goes national to seek the next generation of future fluid power professionals.
Soft robot designed to mechanically pump failing hearts
Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat.
Model-Driven Innovation in Machine Design
How virtual prototyping and dynamic load analysis can help reduce machine design costs and get to market faster.
NASA begins constructing the world’s largest rocket
The SLS rocket was designed to support missions to the moon starting in 2018 and other deep space destinations.
Modular Transfer and Diverter Station
Regal’s new low-noise, low-voltage MODSORT station easily integrates with new or existing material handling systems.
Pressure Maintenance Valves
SCHUNK’s SDV-P-E valve is equipped with standard threaded connectors.
Researchers develop an octopus-inspired 3D printed robot
A Harvard University team with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering and microfluidics is hoping to revolutionize how humans interact with machines.
Festo’s VUVS solenoid valves are available with electrical or pneumatic activation, and AC or DC voltage.
The SCHUNK ERS rotary module offers endless rotation up to 250 rpm and can approach any intermediate positions at a repeat accuracy of 0.01°.
Punching Above Their Weight
Small Ontario machine builder makes a virtue of being nimble.
SCHUNK’s SWS line comes in sizes to fit any industrial robot from the smallest SCARA to the largest 6 axis robot.
Fluid Power Roundtable 2016
Canadian fluid power leaders discuss regulatory standards, the decline of the oil industry and the outlook for the fluid power.
New hybrid hydrostatic transmission enhances robotic precision
This tele-operated system can thread needle, pick up an egg.
Engineers design five-fingered robot hand that learns tasks on its own
Building a dexterous, five-fingered robot hand poses challenges, both in design and control.
Parallel Grippers with T Guide
Camozzi’s Series CGPT offers double position detection and flexible installation options.
AutomationDirect adds compact modular valves added to NITRA line.
Digital Pressure Switch
Bimba brand MFD pneumatics adds digital pressure switches to air prep offering.
Top 10 Design Engineering stories of 2015
Material science, Canadian innovation and the world’s fastest man dominated headlines this year for Design Engineering magazine readers.
Industry 4.0 train keeps rolling in Germany
Better get on board, the Industry 4.0 locomotive has left the station.
Parker Unit cuts compressed air costs by 40-50 percent vs. constant flow systems.
Valve Terminal System
B&R POWERLINK protocol links multi-vendor pneumatic terminals.
Camozzi’s Series 3 lever-actuated sensor valves function as limit switches in control applications.
Thoth Technology’s patented space elevator design sparks global interest
Sky high ThothX Tower design side-steps typical structural challenges of ultra tall structures.
Spring Loaded Technology’s hydraulic knee brace turns disabled legs ‘bionic’
Halifax-based startup hopes to change human mobility with unpowered, mechanical Levitation knee brace.
Aventics valve series employs diagonal design
The modular AV valve series from Aventics employs a diagonal spool, a flexible base plate and galvanic isolation in the power concept.
Rain doesn’t dampen CFPA 2015 golf day
A rainy, squishy day last month didn’t dampen the spirits of 86 golfers raising money for Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) programs across the country.
Festo NPQH food-safe fitting made for tough environments
The NPQH fitting from Festo has been designed to withstand a range of extreme conditions, including those typically used during food production.