Whitepapers

The latest whitepapers from the fast-moving world of engineering design, including the latest innovations, applications and research information.



Increase uptime using digital RCDs

Eaton has published a white paper which discusses the advantages and benefits of applying digital technology to residual current devices (RCDs). Their advanced monitoring and pre-warning capabilities ...




Selecting the right material for 3D printing

Proto Labs’ industrial 3D printing white paper explores the properties of thermoplastic and metal materials available with their direct metal laser sintering, selective laser sintering and ...


The basics of encoder selection

In this whitepaper Urs Kafader, head of training at maxon, considers what the most important properties are when selecting an encoder for your application before looking at the selection for position ...



How to specify liquid flowmeters

Titan Enterprises reports on a white paper written to assist design engineers looking to specify the best liquid flowmeter for their application.


Elevate your metrology understanding

Metrological accuracy is critical to quality. Effective calibration of weighing instruments is the prerequisite for traceable and accurate weighing. To achieve this accuracy, an organisation must ...




Guide to flowmeter selection

Titan Enterprises has published an updated version of its 'Top 10 Tips for Selecting a Flowmeter' guide. The document provides informative and unbiased guidance to enable you to select the optimum ...



Earthquake protection for switchgear systems

Designing a switchgear system which can be used in earthquake-prone zones is a tremendous challenge for many panel builders, especially as this kind of project is typically not regular business.


Helping machine builders save money

Eaton has published a new white paper that describes how its intelligent wiring and communication technology can simplify wiring inside control cabinets. The power management company’s new white ...


MEMS Jumpstart Series: Creating an optical switch

High-speed optical networks make it possible for people around the world to instantaneously communicate and share ideas. Tiny MEMS optical switches play a critical role in these enormous optical ...





IoT security guide whitepaper

Everyone knows that security is critical for IoT (Internet of Things) devices but how much is needed for various types of devices? Obviously control systems in a nuclear reactor need a higher level ...



Model-driven innovation in machine design

Many engineering organisations face major challenges when designing and delivering new products that are dynamic in nature. One of the most significant of these is the discovery of key, often basic, ...


Boosting designs to a new level of accuracy

Analogue design traditionally uses a bottom up design methodology. This approach can result in costly extra effort if system integration issues are found late in the design cycle.


What is the cost of automation downtime?

Unexpected production stoppages are increasingly unacceptable in modern manufacturing environments, especially the food industry where lost output, penalty clauses and upset customers are just some ...


Suckers for efficiency

Robotic end-effectors are a hotbed for innovation in pick and place lines right now, and attached to each is a powerful vacuum system that delivers the suction required to move products in an ...