MOTION CONTROL: New Ball Bearing Inserts from Quality Bearings & Components feature dual seal construction and the set screw type and locking collar type units, identified as the BBXINS Series, are stocked in many sizes to fit shafts ranging from 1/2 to 4 inch diameter. The set screw type bearing inserts have two set screws. Tightening the set screws contacts the shaft, which effectively locks the shaft to the bearing so that the two will turn as one. Bearing widths range from .5512 to 1.5748 inch. Bearing inserts are widely used in textile machinery, conveyor systems, ventilators, as well as machines for food processing and packing. Quotes plus online orders are available at our new QBC eStore.
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
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