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.
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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