• Technology: general issues
      October 2018

      Bonding technology

      Bonding-friendly constructions and applications in practice

      by Tim Jüntgen

      For many applications, bonding technology represents a reliable and economical alternative to established and traditional joining processes. Among other things, it offers the best prerequisites for the consistent realization of resilient lightweight constructions, which are becoming increasingly important in today's world as a result of increasing mobility and the sustainable conservation of resources. From the content: Manufacturing processes, joining processes and connection types Basics, technology of gluing Structure, classification and types of adhesives Bonding of metallic and non-metallic materials Selected examples of concrete applications in bonding technology Testing and quality assurance Bonding in combination with other joining processes (hybrid joining) Further information / updates in the free online service This technical book provides design engineers and adhesive users with assistance for the conception, design and implementation of bondings.

    • Mechanical engineering & materials

      Centrifugal pumps and centrifugal pump systems

      by Walter Wagner

      When it comes to the conveyance of material flows, centrifugal pumps are the preferred choice in all branches of industry. As centrifugal pumps are turbo-machines and therefore possess characteristic performance data, the desired delivery flow (working point) will only be attained in conjunction with the overall system. This is of decisive importance to the economical use of centrifugal pumps. A grounding in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics is vital when it comes to their operation in plant. This grounding is provided here by an examination of examples from various important manufacturers.

    • Mechanical engineering & materials
      May 2017

      Selection of Plastics

      A Practical Guide to Material Selection

      by Frank Richter, Bernd Schöneberg, Christian Henne, Daniel Gertsch, Walter Zink

      Plastic materials are typically used for series products. Choosing the wrong material can cause thousands of defective products. To avoid costly callbacks and the related loss of image, the selection of a suitable plastic material should be based on a comprehensive examination of all influencing factors, and the material selection and decision making processes should be clearly separated. The reference book “Selection of Plastics” is a practical guide to material selection for industrial production based on comprehensive consideration. Content – Excerpt: Strategy Laws and regulations Costs Material properties Production techniques Process-relevant material properties Sustainability Quality management Supply chain management Clear and coherent descriptions highlight details of the material selection process, enhanced with checklists, process sketches and a simplified visualization of technological aspects. The high degree of practice orientation and usefulness distinguish the book from competing titles, and the information can be easily applied in practice.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      July 2017

      Industrie 4.0

      Identifying and Tapping the Potential

      by Thomas Schulz

      Identifying and Tapping the Potential of Industrie 4.0 | The Reference Book on Digital Transformation in Industrial Production Digitalization has transformed the concept of industrial manufacturing substantially. The Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communication and connected manufacturing don’t stop short of any individual technological sector or market. This Fourth Industrial Revolution holds numerous chances as well as countless risks. In the reference book “Industrie 4.0”, renowned experts from various industries discuss the potential of a fundamental digital transformation. This topic and all its facets are profoundly elaborated and analyzed. The focus is not only on the potential but also on the details of implementation of Industrie 4.0 applications. The book is a practical guide for readers, helping them comprehend and implement the concept of industrial digitalization. Content – Excerpt: Digital revolution and digital transformation: How is the Internet of Things developing? What are the implications for machine and plant builders? Smart factories and connected adaptive production: Interoperability and M2M standards (SoA, OPC UA and TSN) How to establish non-proprietary, standardized interfaces in production. Smart products and innovative product development: Reference architecture (RAMI 4.0) – Explorative and agile development of smart solutions Smart services and new business models: Data driven business models for Industrie 4.0 and successful IoT business models Digital applications and data processing in the industry: Big Data in production, machine analytics and industrial analytics General framework, legal foundations and system security: Protection of know-how, cybersecurity and data security in the Industrie 4.0 context

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      December 2017

      OPC UA Best Practice Guide

      Fundamentals – Implementation – Upgrade – Practical Examples

      by Miriam Schleipen

      The complexity and functional scope of OPC UA are both a blessing and a curse: All details are documented in specifications, examples and numerous articles. At the same time, however, this abundance of data is in fact the biggest challenge. After all, the “normal” user doesn’t know where to start – this requires overview and some basic understanding of practical OPC UA application. The book presents available solutions, tools required for implementation as well as different implementation approaches. Use cases, lessons learned and best practices prepare readers for this future oriented technology. Content – Excerpt: No Industry 4.0 without OPC UA Practical application of architectures OPC UA companion Best practices - OPC UA security Profiles, conformity check, certification OPC UA information models Process model for the introduction of OPC UA in production facilities Upgrade options Products Implementation support, user reports Updates / More information via online service

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Otto and Diesel engines

      by Heinz Grohe, Gerald Russ

      Historical review, mechanical and thermodynamic principles, calculation of principal dimensions, ignition, knocking, mixture formation, components, future outlook. Despite the wealth of information, the method of presentation is lucid and fluent. Numerous detailed illustrations simplify comprehension, making it possible for non-experts to become acquainted and familiar with the material in a short time.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Design Methods in Mechanical Engineering

      by Peter Köhler

      Starting with the basic knowledge required to understand the subject matter, the book presents systematic methods for working with 3-D CAD systems. The emphasis is on parameter-based systems. The reader is shown how to link layout, calculations and documentation as well as how to build virtual and actual prototypes. The steps used to model and solve the numerous examples are formulated in a logical, system-independent manner, making the book suitable for a wide spectrum of users.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Diesel engine systems

      Planning, set-up and damage prevention

      by Oskar Engelhard

      The author presents the know-how required to select and assess which diesel engine is needed for a specific drive. Engine performance data and installation analyses are explained in detail. The book also attaches importance to the planning of diesel engine systems and how to determine their performance. Case studies help users understand the principles here. The book also covers assemblies of diesel engines with a view to the prevention of malfunctioning and damage. The peripheral systems required by such engines and their operation, among them cooling systems, fuel supply, foundation etc., are also described in detail. A brief description of gas and diesel- gas engines as well as unit-type thermal power plant - to the extent that these are relevant to system-specific questions - rounds off the contents.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture

      Basic Course IEC 1131

      Sample programs for process automation

      by Karl Pusch

      The programming languages to IEC 1131 and EN 61131 provide a worldwide standard for automation technology. 135 sample programs and over 90 questions on various topics are cited here to explain the principles of this programming method. The emphasis is on work with variables, the use of the function-element language, FBS, and the language Structured Text. The enclosed CD-ROM contains all the sample programs and solutions to the problems posed created using the programming software Multiprog wt 2.0 from Klöpper and Wiege. It also provides version 1.03 of PC-WORX from Phoenix Contact.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      March 2018

      Development and construction for additive manufacturing

      Principles and methods for use in industrial end customer products

      by Klahn, Meboldt, Fontana, Leutenecker-Twelsieck, Jansen

      The entry into the additive manufacturing (AM) of serial and end customer parts is a challenge for many companies: standards, dimensioning bases, design methods, technical-economic calculation bases, CAD tools and experience for the development of additive serial and end customer parts still not exist for the most part or are not established. Industrial enterprises that have the goal to develop additively manufactured end customer parts are quickly faced with similar questions. With practice-oriented methods and examples, the book addresses these questions: Which AM methods are available and which are suitable for industrial end-user components? (Section 2) How can AM processes be combined with conventional production? (Section 3) What is the digital process chain? (Section 4) What is the quality of AM components and how can they be tested? (Section 5) What is the cost structure of AM components? (Section 6) What are established application fields for AM? (Section 7) How can potential-free components and application fields of the AM be identified? (Section 8) How are components designed for AM optimally? (Section 9) What are examples of successfully implemented AM end-user components? (Section 10) What are the steps by which AM can successfully be implemented in the company? (Section 11) The book is a basic work for the industrial development and construction of additively manufactured series and end customer parts, by providing practical methods and knowledge, which support a successful implementation of additive processes in companies. In addition to new methods and procedures, the book demonstrates the possibilities of implementation by means of a large number of successful product examples from the industry.

    • Materials science
      January 2016

      Material Science

      by Olaf Jacobs

      It is very important for mechanical and industrial engineers to keep up with the latest developments in the field of material science. Technical innovation often depends on new materials, and a careful selection of materials can reduce cost and improve quality. structure of materials material characteristics material testing material groupings material selection The subject is clearly presented and is accompanied by a wealth of illustrations, providing an ideal learning tool. Learning goals are defined to enhance the educational process. Exercises are provided to allow readers to check their progress and prepare for exams.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      June 2018

      Industrial Robots

      Planning - Integration – Trends

      by Gunther Reinhart, Alejandro Magaña Flores, Carola Zwicker

      Due to their flexibility and economic efficiency, industrial robots have proven to be a key technology in various areas along the production chain. Current developments in production show that robots are increasingly able to replace established technologies in many manufacturing, assembly and logistics processes. It is not without reason that, in addition to large companies such as automobile manufacturers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have also begun to include industrial robots in their production processes. This book is a handbook for SMEs with tips and tricks on the use of robots. The most important fundamentals of robotics are taught and methods are explained how to evaluate whether a product or process can be automated by using robots. Here, not only the technical features but also safety-relevant points and economic aspects are considered. In addition to feasibility, the size and risk of an investment for SMEs is an important basis for a decision. How can the robot be sensibly integrated into production? What needs to be taken into account when planning new and redesigning existing buildings? This book presents the individual planning steps in detail and explains them with examples. The free online service InfoClick provides checklists and templates for the individual steps in line with the most important steps. From the content: Basics of industrial robotics Technical feasibility feasibility study Conception and planning assimilation trends Further information / updates in the online service

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