ELECTRONICS: ITT Interconnect Solutions‘ APD Series plastic circular connectors are now specified for use in wheeled armored vehicles. A leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects and cable assemblies, ITT’s APD Series connectors were originally designed to meet the automotive DIN 72585 (now ISO 15170) specification, and are now being specified for use in wheeled armored vehicle applications where military qualifications aren’t required.
ITT’s APD Series circular plastic connectors are lightweight, cost effective, easy to assembly and offer the additional security of a secondary locking system for high pin counts. The connectors are capable of handling up to 48V and are available in a wide range of layouts ranging from 1 to 51 contacts. The APD Series connectors feature high vibration resistance and are sealed to IP67/IP69K ratings. Specified to ISO 15170 standards, the connectors are offered with stamped or machined contacts, along with mechanical and color coding.
Typical pricing for the APD Series circular connectors ranges from $5 to $25 per mated pair. Lead time is six weeks.
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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.