MOTION CONTROL: Advanced Antivibration Components’ Natural Rubber Suspension Mounts are designed to isolate suspended products that weigh from 56-112 lb. A popular use for these vibration isolators involves suspending piping in heating, ventilating and air conditioning - HVAC applications. The maximum deflection of these units is 6 mm (.24 inch) and their natural frequency ranges from 7-12 Hz. Other AAC rubber suspension mounts are designed to support weights up to 220 lb. They are best suited for hanging small machines such as fans, distribution pipes and ducts from ceilings.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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