ELECTRONICS: The FS 41 FASTRUT Connector from Legrand is a proven method for reducing installation time where wire mesh tray is supported and secured to strut channel framing. Now FS 41 is available in 316L Stainless Steel and designed for use in corrosive and exterior environments, such as industrial plants, oil refineries, marinas and oil drilling platforms.
FS 41IN 316L secures tray to strut without bolts, nuts and clamps. Simply place in position with thumbs and snap into place. Spring steel materials and the locking edge design keep tray secure. This connector requires no special tools and is great for hard-to-reach areas and tight installations. FS 41 attaches any size wire cable tray to channel framing, using 2 connectors for 12 inch tray or narrower and 3 connectors for larger tray widths.
FS 41 is also available in Geomet, Black and custom painted finishes.
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.