ELECTRONICS: TURCK’s new A-Size 3- and 4-pin 7/8 16UN powerfastTM connectors provide up to 600V and 15A of power in a time-saving, modular wiring design. These IP67-rated connectors are manufactured to handle high-current applications for machine power distribution, while delivering resistance to vibration commonly associated with conveyors, motors and material handling applications. A-Size powerfast connectors are available in cordsets with tray-rated, exposed run PVC flexlife® cable, which provides durability and high performance on fast-paced production lines. These cordsets are additionally offered with or without STOOW rating and feature 14 AWG wires that allow users to replace hardwiring with a robust, quick disconnect system. This design saves significant installation time and money versus traditional conduit systems. TURCK’s A-Size powerfast line offers male and female, straight connectors, standard and custom lengths, and pigtails or extensions.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
Green energy is being billed as a way to make communities that are energy deprived more self-sustaining. So it makes sense to use natural materials to create devices that harvest this type of energy. That’s the idea behind a hybrid wind/solar energy harvester made of bamboo that’s been developed by UVM researchers.
Anyone who’s ever moved files from a hard drive to a computer has sat patiently waiting for the transfer to complete. But what if this process could be done wirelessly, without having to connect devices with cables, and in seconds?
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