FLUID POWER: Fairchild Industrial Products Co.’s new Model M4800 pneumatic volume booster is designed for ultra high flow requirements, having a flow capacity of 500 SCFM and a Cv of 9 in both forward and exhaust modes. The M4800 standard configuration delivers better than 0.5 percent accuracy and is recommended for demanding applications such as hyperbaric chambers, industrial automation systems and tire manufacturing machinery, as well as for use in very low pressure systems operating at 5 psi or less where much higher output flow is desirable, such as tank blanketing, research or process control situations. The available M4800 “I” designated bypass option allows the user to adjust output gain and damping during actual operation for optimum system performance. This option is designed for valve positioners and other valve actuation mechanisms to deliver rapid response in conjunction with very sensitive control devices, such as feed and bleed solenoids. The M4800 unit is compatible with compressed air, natural gas and many other media and offers top performance in an economical package. Fairchild’s QUICKSHIPTM fast delivery of the M4800 enables engineers to easily obtain this high performance booster to complete design and installation of automated systems much faster.
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The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.