FLUID POWER: Designed for fluid systems where cleanliness is paramount and entrapment areas must be minimized, Swagelok® TS series biopharm fittings virtually eliminate fluid holdup at connection points. The fittings maintain a boreline seal, coupled with a metal-to-metal stop to improve drainability and cleanability. A metal-to-metal stop controls gasket compression and prevents over-tightening while minimizing ferrule movement. The design’s crown holds the gasket in place and directs expansion to space provided, while a gasket rib creates the boreline seal. The expansion space allows for gasket expansion during thermal cycling and minimizes gasket intrusion into the boreline. Seals remain leak-tight throughout pressure-temperature rating range. TS series fittings are available with a 316L stainless-steel ferrule and a choice of three gasket materials: PTFE, EPDM and Fluorocarbon FKM. The gaskets are compliant with FDA specifications. The complete line of fittings include ½-, ¾-, 1-, 1½-, 2-, 2½-, 3- and 4-inch sizes. Swagelok also offers a TS series adapter gasket to allow an existing ISO 2852-style ferrule to mate with a TS series ferrule. All meet AMSE-BPE fitting standards and supplied with and materials certification. Products are individually bagged and materials traceable. TS Series end connections are also available on Swagelok BPE series fittings.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.
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.