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Useful links and apps

June 1, 2012
Mobile site on electromechanical products On a mobile device and wanting to watch technical training videos on industrial linear actuators, square and

Mobile site on electromechanical products

On a mobile device and wanting to watch technical training videos on industrial linear actuators, square and round rail linear guides, ball screws, gearheads, clutches, and brakes? The Thomson Industries Inc. website at is now optimized for viewing on iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Blackberrys. Mobile device browsers are automatically routed to; information on mechanical and electromechanical motion control products abounds.

Lock Visitors can navigate solutions by industry and benefit from support, training resources, and design tools to help configure optimal linear-motion designs for specific applications.

Piezo physics app

A piezo physics app called Piezo University is now available through iTunes. From PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., it is an informative tool for portable devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Available free from the Apple App Store and the Android Market, it offers illustrated glossaries, tutorials on piezo physics and mechanical design, and links to useful industry resources. All content is served live, so the app requires minimal storage.

Motion components library app

An app called GoTo Product (available through iTunes) from Bosch Rexroth leverages the company's Focused Delivery Program to allow engineers to search thousands of drive and control products and their technical details; build product lists and e-mail them; and view helpful product videos from one interface. The app also streamlines selection of Rexroth's most common products, speeding access to component information and order lead times.

Site on brakes and couplings

A new website provides information about Twiflex Ltd. industrial disc brakes, centrifugal clutch couplings, and flexible couplings and shafts. At, the site contains specific product features and benefits as well as selection guides and braking calculations.

Lock A Twiflex literature portal also allows quick access to application profiles, data sheets, brochures, catalogs, and service manuals, all available as PDF downloads.

Website profile capping torque components

A newly expanded website at from Warner Electric provides a comprehensive resource for capping solutions utilized in the bottling industry. From capping carbonated soft drinks and bottled water to ketchup, salad dressings, personal care products and motor oil, reliable Warner Electric capping headsets, chucks and anti-rotation knives have successfully improved the overall performance of capping operations around the world. The site showcases magnetic headsets featuring Smooth Torque Technology for consistent torque control that eliminates over tightened caps, causing a major reduction in variation of removal torque.

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