ELECTRONICS: ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a 19-way commercial Pogo pin connector and cable assembly that meet stringent electrical and mechanical specifications of demanding environments. Rated to IP55 specifications, the 19-way connector and cable assembly are ideal for use in medical test and diagnostic imaging equipment, aircraft electronics, instrumentation and industrial equipment.The harsh environment, 19-way commercial Pogo pin connector features stainless steel shells, snap-on breakaway coupling and an interfacial seal. The connector’s mating system is both tactile and audible with an ergonomic grip for easier handling. The cable assembly includes bulkhead, front mount, receptacle, plug with Rj45 and in-line plug options.
Depending on cable and length, typical pricing for the 19-way Pogo pin connector and cable assembly ranges from $100 to $200, open ended assembly. Lead time is from 10 to 12 weeks.
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.
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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.