FLUID POWER: The compact, light weight BVP70/BVP80 series features a stainless-steel external trim and FKM O-Rings Standard. It is designed to operate using an air supply of 3.5 to 8.6 bar (50 to 125 psi) and the direct valve stem coupling to actuator shaft minimizes backlash. Electric actuators feature two ½ NPT conduit ports and integral thermal overload protection. This product is reliable and guarantees long lasting performance. Perfect for water, chemical industries and automotive testing, process control applications. Price starts at $356.
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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