MATERIALS: Precision fit, aesthetics, strength and numerous stud sizes, styles and receptacles make Southco’s D8 Dzus Panex quarter-turn quick-access fastener line a leading choice for a wide variety of applications. Precision rolling creates a perfect fit, even at low to moderate order volumes. Multiple surface-finish styles complement a variety of applications. Numerous sizes and styles satisfy a variety of mounting configurations and applications. Snap-in and clip-on receptacles minimize assembly time, to reduce installed costs. Spring steel receptacle clips provide a snug, yet grip-tolerant fit. Front-mount press-in receptacle is suitable for soft metals and thermoplastic materials. Mix and match stud headstyles and lengths with appropriate receptacles to accommodate total material thicknesses from 0.7 to 32.4 mm. They are available in 4, 6 and 9 mm stud sizes, in steel and stainless-steel materials and are available in multiple finish options - zinc plate with chromate, zinc plate with black chromate, and bright chrome. Selected receptacle styles accommodate maximum loads up to 65 lb. For use in industry applications including: boiler controls, CCTV camera covers, HVAC access panels, lighting, motorcycle fairings, off-highway vehicles and protective helmets.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.