ELECTRONICS: Rotor Clip Co. Inc. manufactures a varied range of wave springs for applications requiring quick connectorsFlatwire Wave Springs and Retaining Rings are used in a variety of quick connectors/circular plug-in connectors with threaded and bayonet locking for military, aerospace and industrial applications.
The designer has the choice of single (overlapping ends save axial space and prevent radial jamming), nested (provides a higher load than a single turn wave spring and uses the same radial space as a single turn design) and multi-turn (does not cling to the bore; greater deflection while taking up half the space of coiled springs) wave springs to meet the unique demands of virtually any connector application.
Rotor Clip wave springs are currently manufactured from carbon steel and 17-7 stainless.
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.