Features industrial equipment from different companies. Load dump sensor, a inductive sensor for large vehicles from Turck Inc.; OmegaScope Model OSM100 infrared-to-analog converter module from Omega Engineering Inc.; FDM Titan rapid prototyping system from Stratasys Inc.
The article presents the views of product design and development industry leaders on the factors to consider when purchasing a piece of equipment. Russ Holmer of Haumiller Engineering asserts that considering the value of one's automated assembly machine is a must. Michael Armbruster of GROWit Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing considers the materials needed to operate the machine. Fred Young of Forest City Gear reveals considering the resale value of a machine.