MATERIALS: Seals-it, the industry leader in molded and bonded elastomers, has introduced its SEALFLEX elastomer rod end. The bonded and molded construction eliminates the noise, harshness and vibration problems associated with conventional spherical bearing type rod ends. The unique construction allows rotational, radial and axial movements that traditional rubber bushing and sleeve type ends cannot accommodate. Standard sizes are available to allow easy replacement of existing rod end applications.
Surveillance, reconnaissance, and search and rescue in military and first responder situations are popular applications for aerial robots. Yet not all the robots are considered unmanned aerial vehicles.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.