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Optical measurement in quality control

For quality assurance purposes, components are tested before they are used. The measured values obtained must be interpreted and compared with predetermined target values.

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Optimising movements

Industrial robots are equipped with complex software which is suitable for a variety of applications. Nevertheless, there are inevitably some intricate processes that depend on calculations made in house to steer the robot according to precise specifications.

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Calculating the dimensions of a ratchet wheel

In many cases, components are required to conform to an optimum shape, e.g. to keep acceleration to a minimum or to simplify movements.

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Extension of central pharmaceutical number for medicines

To ensure unambiguous identification of medicines in Germany, each product is assigned a unique PZN (Pharmazentralnummer = central pharmaceutical number) by IFA GmbH. Prior to 2013, the PZN was seven digits in length, of which the seventh served as a check digit. Its presence meant that false entries were avoided. With the seven-digit PZN, only ‍909,090 numbers were possible. As the seven-digit numbers were almost used up, the PZN had to be extended by more digits.

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Flow patterns of gases and liquids

Formulations or problems in fluid mechanics can be resolved numerically or analytically. Standard CFD software makes a numerical calculation. However, if a specific optimum flow is to be achieved or if full control over the calculation process is required, analytical calculations have to be made that are precisely tailored to the problem.

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Elastic deformations, stresses and forces

Strength theory is a classic area of mechanical engineering. It examines how components are affected by loading, the stresses and deformations that occur and the extent to which those components are able to withstand them.

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Image sources:
Image 2: © KUKA Roboter GmbH
Image 3: © SIG Combibloc Systems GmbH
Image 4: © IFA GmbH
Image 5: © Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics - University of Stuttgart
Image 6: © Institute of Mechanics and Photoelasticity - Technical University of Munich