|January 25, 2022||Volume 18 Issue 04|
|Worldwide Exclusive Range of Ultrafine Wires|
Goodfellow has introduced a range of ultrafine wires (gold, silver, platinum, copper, nickel, etc.) with a diameter less than 1µ and a continuous, chemically inert glass insulation coating that provides high electrical strength, wide temperature range, and radiation and pressure resistance. The full range, which meets the demand for miniaturization across a variety of industries, can be used in a vast array of applications including sensors, medical devices, smart devices, and aerospace and aviation components.
|Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner: Ultimate four-door luxury|
If your tastes are running a little more top shelf these days, Bentley's latest Flying Spur Mulliner offers the pinnacle of luxury and refinement -- and a lot of real power under the hood. Available with a V6 Hybrid, V8, or W12 powertrain, you'll be hitting 0 to 60 in your crystal palace on wheels in as little as 3.7 sec, and you'll look and feel fabulous while doing it.
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|How To: Disc springs in mechanical braking system|
Braking systems for off-highway equipment are commonly designed to be hydraulically actuated, but without an additional fail-safe system, this design alone has limited reliability. If a hydraulic seal is compromised, or the hydraulic cylinder loses pressure for any reason, the brakes fail. One solid mechanical back-up design uses SPIROL disc springs.
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|Top Tech Tip: Stepper or servo motor -- Which should it be?|
Bring out the full capacity of your machines through the most efficient mechatronic design. Hurley Gill, Senior Applications/Systems at Kollmorgen, outlines servo and stepper motor baseline capabilities for selection criteria like torque, speed, accuracy, and repeatability. Technical advantages and disadvantages are discussed, helping machine designers select the best motor drive system for their application.
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|Recommended: Alternative to traditional drive systems|
Nexen Group has introduced a stainless steel version of its patented precision roller pinion system (RPS). The Nexen RPS engages two teeth simultaneously to achieve superior accuracy with zero backlash at any length. The system is also extremely quiet and 99% efficient. Stainless steel makes the system corrosion resistant, with a long life of up to 36 million meters. Nexen's RPS provides a low-maintenance, durable alternative to rack and pinion, ball screw, and belt drive technology. The RPS is used for a wide range of applications including laser cutting, plasma cutting, and gantry applications.
|New bonding tech to join different materials|
Polyplastics has introduced an innovative bonding technology that is unlike traditional joining methods such as plastics welding or adhesion. AKI-Lock has few restrictions on the materials that can be used and forms strong, airtight bonds with combinations of different materials that are usually difficult to join. AKI-Lock uses the glass fibers in glass fiber-reinforced resins as a physical anchor for bonding. AKI-Lock can also be used to give one component multiple properties. For example, even when installing an O-ring into a complex shape that is difficult to perform manually, double molding with AKI-Lock can be used to secure the O-ring with molding. Doing so makes it possible to produce a secure seal, even with complex shapes.
Learn more. This could be a promising solution for many products.
|Xometry's CAD add-ins make ordering parts a snap|
The Xometry Instant Quoting Engine can be integrated into your SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Inventor, and Autodesk Fusion 360 platforms with a simple add-in. You can use it to order parts from various manufacturing processes including 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal, and urethane casting. While each of the CAD add-ins has unique features depending on the platform, they all have the same powerful quoting capability.
|LED High Bay light with dimmer and microwave motion sensor|
LEDtronics has introduced a new generation of dimmable Linear LED High Bays to their product lineup. The low-profile fixture offers superior light output in a compact, lightweight body that delivers all the longevity, premium performance, reliability, and energy efficiency of LED lighting tech. The 100-W unit offers 5,000-K pure-white illumination with up to 70% energy savings. It's time to upgrade.
|Gear units, motors, and VFDs for intralogistics and warehousing|
NORD's innovative and high-efficiency gear units, motors, and VFDs work in unison to transport items quickly with precise control and lower energy consumption. They are engineered to lower Total Cost of Ownership, reduce the number of system variants, and reduce overall maintenance time and costs. NORD's primary products for intralogistics include: LogiDrive Complete Drive Solution (gearbox, motor, and VFD), Condition Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance, and NORCON APP with NORDAC ACCESS Bluetooth Stick mobile commissioning and service solution for all NORD drives.
|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|How to inspect products with a Caseweigher|
Learn all about how to inspect products with a Caseweigher from Hardy Solutions. The Caseweigher is designed for fast, stable, and accurate weight readings in any type of production environment for packages from 1 to 50 lb at speeds up to 60 updates per min. Caseweighers are easy to use, operate, and maintain, and they're designed for flexibility to meet both current and future control needs.
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|BMW M4 GT3 steering wheel design: Motorsport meets SIM racing|
BMW M Motorsport and sim racing hardware manufacturer Fanatec created a world first with the joint development of the steering wheel for the BMW M4 GT3, which unites real-world and virtual racing in an unprecedented way. "Fusion: Motorsport meets SIM racing" is an in-depth design documentary that describes the pioneering work in the development of the steering wheel, which works perfectly in both real racing cars and simulators. It's fun to see the prototyping.
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