FLUID POWER: Gardner Denver Nash’s newest member of the Vectra series of liquid ring pumps and compressors - the NASH Vectra XL 750 - is designed from the ground up to meet the widespread needs of the process industry. It extends Nash’s Vectra series to the largest capacity ever and features reliable long life, high efficiency and the flexibility to tailor the pump to your specific needs. The Vectra XL 750 features vacuum pump operation to 28.5 inch HgV and compressor operation to 30 psig; o-ring sealing; oil lubrication; and signal point inlet and discharge connections which eliminates the need for manifolds, simplifying process piping, saving space and reducing the installed cost.
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.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.