Accepting newfound innovative technology is extremely important in all sorts of industries, but none more important than the engineering sector. Knowledge and skilled engineers are just as essential, but the ability to accept and adapt to emerging tech is an integral part of the engineering market.
Seemingly every few weeks a new device or form of technology is being introduced into engineering departments across the country and the globe. Not every one of those new innovations, though, actually impact the engineering industry. Inventions and ideas come and go, but every once in a while, especially after a few years of experimentation and research, a new device or form of technology comes along that drastically improves the engineering sector.
Here are some of the most popular new tech discoveries that those in the engineering industry are hopeful will significantly improve efficiency, production, and accuracy:
Plug-In Motor Controllers
Load cells and torque sensors are designed to operate in a wide temperature ranging -452 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Nanotec’s NP5 plug-in motor controller can be specifically programmed to increase torque control, as well as better position, speed, and operation.
Pick and Place Robotic Joint Upgrades
Belden Universal has just announced its new design upgrades for its joints and pick and place robots. The recent robotics growth has directly resulted in revolutionary changes within the engineering market, and upgrading these robotic machines can significantly increase overall productivity and company efficiency.
SMAC Moving Coil Actuators unveiled its new MGR6 Series Micro Gripper, which will focus primarily on small parts assembly. This micro gripper will feature a low-moving mass fit for light, controlled forces, and comes equipped with two separate gripper fingers. Additionally, it features programmable positions and speeds and can even be programmable down to as low as 2.5 grams of force, being extremely effective on third-party robots.
If you’re working in the engineering sector at any level, make sure you’re paying attention to new technological breakthroughs that could potentially improve productivity and engineering efficiency.