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.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
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