FLUID POWER: Mott Corp. is now offering its FLP Series filter line for liquid source gas applications in the semiconductor market, as well as high-flow applications in the photovoltaic and biopharmaceutical markets. The FLP Series accommodates high flow rates in very low pressure drop applications. The extremely open media allows for easy passage of the low-pressure liquid source gas while having enough surface area to efficiently remove particles down to 0.003µm and is especially effective at preventing large particle agglomerations from migrating downstream. These filters are all-metal and constructed from 316LSS. This allows them to withstand the higher temperatures needed to keep the low pressure gases and organometallics in vapor phase. The FLP Series currently consists of three standard configurations that make it easy to match to any existing heat jacketed filter installations.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.