|May 10, 2022||Volume 18 Issue 18|
|What is the C-Flex Pivot Bearing?|
It's a flexure-based bearing utilizing internal flat crossed springs, capsuled in a cylindrical housing, to provide precise rotation with low hysteresis and no frictional losses. The C-Flex bearing will offer indefinite life when used within its rated load and rotation values. Applications include Medical, Industrial, and Aerospace.
Advantages include: Frictionless, Backlash-free, Self-centering, Simple installation, Low hysteresis, Vacuum applications, Stock items, No lubrication, No maintenance, and Indefinite life.
Learn more from C-Flex, The Leader in Flexing Metal Technology.
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|Mercedes-AMG C 43: Formula 1 tech in a luxe sedan|
If you like that high-end-executive vibe with a world-class racing edge, the new 402-hp Mercedes-AMG SL 43 could be your sweet ride. Borrowing from Formula 1, it's the world's first series-production car to use an electric exhaust-gas turbocharger for instant boosting, and its adaptive damping system and standard rear-axle steering will keep your travels controlled and silky smooth too.
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|12 principles of modern military leadership: Part 1|
Leadership is paramount to the success of any army -- and any organization in general. Leaders not only make life-and-death decisions sometimes, but directly control the climate and quality of life of their subordinates. Capt. Ron Roberts of the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group discusses 12 fundamental leadership principles, citing educational and inspirational historical examples along the way. How much do they apply to what you do? Part 1 of 2.
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|Do-it-yourself high-performance aluminum cold plates|
New high-performance aluminum cold plates from Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) let engineers safely drill holes in a mounting pattern that matches the specific connection points of hot devices that need cooling, providing lots of customization options. ATS says its cold plates have been demonstrated to provide more than 30% better thermal performance than other commercially available cold plates.
|4-axis motion controller for highly dynamic applications|
The CM-CPB3-44 EtherCAT controller from Nanotec controls four brushless DC or stepper motors with a rated power of up to 150 W per axis. Feedback on the motor position is provided by Hall sensors or incremental or SSI encoders. Each axis is equipped with four digital inputs, two outputs, one analog input, and one output for a safety brake. Field-oriented torque, speed, and position control, combined with other features such as acceleration feed forward and jerk-limited ramps, ensure optimum dynamic performance and cycle time.
|Stock spiral- and straight-tooth bevel gears|
Stock bevel gears from QTC Metric Gears are available with spiral or straight teeth, Modules 0.5 through 8, and gear ratios of 1.5 through 5. Designed to transmit motion between intersecting axes, straight bevel gears are the most common and are used in machine tools, food packaging equipment, and industrial automation. QTC Metric Gears is known for precision products, consistent quality, and dependable performance -- all key to keeping your machines running.
|Cool Tools: Ruggedized 1- and 2-TB portable SSD drives|
The T7 Shield is Samsung's most durable Portable Solid State Drive (PSSD) to date. Protect your data on the go with this credit-card-size storage device that can brave the elements and includes a built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced data protection. The lightweight T7 Shield is shock-resistant from drops of up to 3 m, while being IP65-certified as dustproof and water resistant. Available in beige, black, and blue.
|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Easy retaining ring installation/removal|
What's the difference between a Spirolox® Retaining Ring and a traditional stamped snap ring? Smalley's retaining rings are designed to be installed and removed by hand, so no special tooling is required. This video covers how to install and remove an External Spirolox Retaining Ring using a flathead screwdriver and a staple remover.
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