Vision specialist Melles Griot predicts that 100% parts inspections using machine vision systems will soon become the norm. The company has produced a free guide to its custom and off-the-shelf products, covering the technical and practical aspects of specifying a vision system.
Festo has produced an interactive CD-based catalogue providing information on pneumatic system components. The company says that with more firms now buying in parts, its catalogue will meet the demand for high-speed access to technical data.
Catalogue selling continues to gain popularity. Components Bureau was set up in 1984 to distribute capacitors, LEDs and displays, connectors and other passive components from leading suppliers.
The company now has a catalogue EMC Components dedicated to products that suppress electrical interference.
Members of the Computing Suppliers Federation (CSF) have banded together to sponsor a best practice guide aimed at senior managers responsible for implementing IT and CAD/CAM projects.
Planning, an essential element of a project’s success, is the main focus of the 32-page booklet Implementing Design Technology. It is able free from the CSF.
A new ESDU data item and accompanying computer program (written in Fortran 77) targets noise from aero engines and the ability to predict it.
The item covers noise generated by fans and compressors in turbojet and turbofan engines with or without inlet guide vanes.