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.
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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