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Design Insights: A little Light Reading: eBooks on Innovation; Motor Efficiency and Cobots

June 17, 2021
A review of the day’s top trending stories from Machine Design editors.

A Little Light Reading

Machine Design’s library of eBooks offers a comprehensive look at a wide variety of topics. Combining our vast storehouse of knowledge with cutting-edge insights from sponsors, the e-books offer a few big ideas in a small, easy-to-digest (and share) package. Here are a few of the more recent titles:

Using Your Innovation Muscle: In this eBook, you’ll see what drives success at any facility is a function of planning and execution, not size and budget. Innovation is a muscle, and it gets stronger the more often you use it. Setting a course to success means identifying what you want and need to do, learning from each success and failure, and empowering your team to embrace and innovate.

Motor Efficiency: An efficient motor’s value is sometimes hard to quantify. Motors generally are a cost center, and they get attention only when they don’t run at all. I prefer to see motors—and all energy sources—as potential profit centers. If their costs are fixed, then every extra bit of operational efficiency they can deliver goes right to the bottom line. Efficient motors make money—it’s as simple as that.

Squeezing efficiency from a motor isn’t that simple. As this eBook demonstrates, there are a wide variety of strategies and technologies that, when consistently applied, can make not just the motor but the entire motion system an efficient and dynamic source of power and precision.

Cobots in Automotive Manufacturing: This eBook provides a summary of how collaborative robots work with their human counterparts to meet the needs of the automotive industry. Read three automotive industry case studies highlighting how cobot automation has helped to solve industry issues these manufacturers were facing.

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