MOTION CONTROL: A new series of right angle EG planetary gearheads from Sterling Instrument (ISO 9001:2000+AS9100B Registered Manufacturer) features low cost, and is offered in four standard NEMA sizes, 17, 23, 34 and 42. These gearheads, identified as the S91..SREG..Series feature the planetary system, high torsional stiffness, case-hardened spiral bevel gears, and are sealed to extend service life. They offer both single and double stage design, and include a precision balanced clamp-on pinion. Woodruff keys #404 and motor mounting hardware kits are supplied. Each of the four NEMA sizes are offered in 13 gear ratios ranging from 3:1 to 100:1. Their maximum input speed is 5000 rpm. Their radial and axial shaft loading is 400 lb. Their single stage and double stage minimum efficiency is 85 and 80 percent respectively. Operating temperatures range from -40 to 225F. The housings are made of steel, gold zinc plated. The right angle housing and mounting flanges are made of aluminum, black anodized. Quotes, online orders, available stock, and 3D CAD Model downloads are available at our new eStore at: www.sdp-si.com/eStore. SDP/SI offers NEMA inline gearheads, NEMA right angle single output gearheads, and NEMA dual output gearheads all in sizes 17, 23, 34 and 42.
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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