MATERIALS: ITT Interconnect Solutions has eliminated the need to use board-to-board connectors with its new cost-saving plastic connector. Providing a direct interface into the “box,” the APD direct PCB connector is connected to a PCB internally, rather than with a standard crimped cable connection.
The APD direct PCB connector is sealed to IP67 and IP69K specifications, providing protection against the effects of dust and temporary immersion.
Available in 6, 7, 19, 37 or 51-way versions, the APD direct PCB connector is also equipped with a 4-way configuration for sensor applications. The APD direct PCB connector features machined contacts with a press-in contour, and up to four color and mechanical codings. Maximum operating voltage is 48V. The connector is compatible with selective wave processing.
Typical pricing for the APD direct PCB connector ranges from $5 to $25 per mated pair.
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.