|June 02, 2020||Volume 16 Issue 21|
|Retaining Rings and Wave Springs|
Finding the best possible solution for your design challenge is no easy task. That's why we're here to help you find the right wave spring, retaining ring, or constant section ring for all of your applications. Choose from one of our 12 product types, 400 sizes, and 10,000+ standard parts in carbon and stainless steel, or challenge our team of engineers to tailor a custom part fit to your exact application requirements.
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|Flat Brushless Motor + Speed Control|
Optimized design and impressive performance make the FAULHABER BXT Flat Brushless DC Motor Series ideal for applications in medical devices, lab diagnostics, optics systems, and robotics. The external rotor motors are designed for continuous output power up to 100W, and deliver up to 134mNm of torque. Now available with integrated speed control, the BXT motor series delivers incredible torque and precise speed control in the most confined spaces.
|Army develops first-of-its-kind ultra-thin antenna|
Army scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland have developed a flat, low-profile antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems transmit and receive radio frequency communications. Applications include drones, land vehicles, and Black Hawk helicopters, just to name a few.
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|Become a robot programmer in only 87 minutes!|
Learning how to set up and program a collaborative robot -- or cobot -- no longer depends on real-life access to a robot or a training class. Now everybody with a desire to learn the concepts of cobots can log in to the Universal Robots Academy and get the introduction necessary to master basic programming skills. Become a master of the cobots! (That's a pretty sweet title.)
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|Replace traditional fasteners: 50+ retaining ring applications|
The benefits of a Rotor Clip Retaining Ring are simple: The ring is made from less material than traditional fasteners, eliminating machined shoulders, threads, cover plates, and heat-formed studs -- so you save. Using a retaining ring to fasten your assembly instead of a traditional fastener not only reduces your costs, but also saves the environment. Fewer parts and less material means cost savings for you and less waste for the planet. This quality part offers lot traceability. Want to know what you can do with a Rotor Clip Retaining Ring?
View more than 50 application examples.
|Introducing the long-reach C12XL 6-axis robot|
Packed with next-gen technology, the C12XL 6-Axis robot with SlimLine design is the newest addition to Epson's popular C-Series. Featuring a 1,400-mm reach and up to 12-kg payload, the C12XL is ideal for a variety of applications including packaging, load/unload, material handling, and more. Powered by proprietary Epson gyro sensors, the powerful servo system allows for low residual vibration and minimizes overshoot with smooth end-of-arm motion.
|Hood latch comes in new ultra-slim design|
SOUTHCO has refreshed its successful line of hood latches to accommodate the space limitations of next-generation servers, data centers, and similar applications. The new and improved HH Hood Latch features a thin profile, maintaining robust performance with a form factor of just 8 mm. The redesigned latch features an easy-to-use pop-up handle for intuitive operation. This unit offers a dual-engagement hole-mounting design, allowing for convenient installation with pin allocation at either location.
|What is Allite Super Magnesium?|
Weighing 33 percent less than aluminum and stiffer and stronger pound for pound, the Allite Super Magnesium alloy has shown its mettle in classified defense and aerospace applications. Now it's available for wider use. This material is less expensive than carbon fiber and has the lowest carbon footprint of any structural material throughout the value chain. Industry applications include home improvement, sporting goods, aerospace, automotive, biking, and beyond. Three alloy variants are available to suit welding, forming/forging, or casting. These alloys feature excellent shock-absorption properties, good electromagnetic shielding performance, good heat dissipation, and recyclability. Allite is based in Dayton, OH.
|Intelligent chain monitoring avoids downtimes|
Developed in-house by iwis, the non-contact chain elongation monitoring system (CCM-S) continuously measures the wear elongation of chains during operation and gives maintenance staff a timely warning that a chain needs to be replaced. If chains stretch and wear as a result of temperature and load, or if chains running in parallel have different lengths, even a deviation of one percent from the nominal chain pitch can lead to problems in a machine. With CCM-S, users can continuously monitor the elongation of chain drives using sensors without having to compromise production because of interruptions. Can be used with simplex, duplex, and triplex chains.
|Budget-friendly SmartMotor servos|
Moog Animatics recently introduced the Class 5 S-Style SmartMotor servos in frame sizes NEMA 23 and 34 (the SM23165S and SM34165S, respectively). This fully featured and integrated motor line is built around an IP65-sealed, value-added, budget-friendly design that combines some of the best features from the Class 5 D-style and M-style motors, including: field-proven, D-style components; robust, industry-standard M connectors; a compact D-style footprint; and DE power as standard. This line is easily programmed and available with optional brake (ideal for vertical applications) and high-torque versions. These motors have full Class 5 controls, which means they can handle the full complement of complex Class 5 operations such as gearing and camming, stand-alone, multi-axis coordinated motion, and more.
|Most popular last issue|
|Shooting for 300+ mph: SSC North America Tuatara|
SSC North America, the only supercar manufacturer in the United States, is aiming to capture the world speed record for a production car with its new 1,350-hp (1,750-hp using E85) Tuatara model, which combines high-end engine tech with funky aerodynamics to rocket the driver forward. It sports multiple fins and quirky design features, just like its namesake "living fossil" New Zealand lizard, but that's what makes it intriguing.
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|NASA support helps spur nanotechnology that repairs engine damage in cars|
Lubricants that reduce friction can only delay and minimize inevitable damage. The idea of reversing that wear by fixing a worn part was the dream of Washington State University PhD candidate Pavlo "Pasha" Rudenko, who decided to research using smart nanoparticles to work with lubricants to replace eroded material back in 2009. Today, more than 30,000 cars and trucks use Rudenko's TriboTEX nano-flakes additive product that forms a new, diamond-like surface on worn engine parts like rings and bearings.
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|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Can 3D-printed materials take the heat?|
In his latest engineering challenge video, Xometry's Director of Application Engineering, Greg Paulsen, tests whether 3D-printed parts made with five different plastic materials can withstand the extremely high heat and pressure of an "autoclave" as simulated by an Instant Pot. Watch to see which 3D-printed materials will beat the heat in this homestyle experiment.
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|How a Bentley is made|
Take a look inside the Bentley factory in Crewe, England, thanks to this video from GommeBlog.it: Car & Performance. You get to see the facility in motion when it's busy creating the Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed, and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase models. It takes a lot of craftsmanship to bring this kind of quality to the road. There is no narration, but it is fun to figure out what's happening.
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