Repetitive leak testing of thousands of parts can be very hard on operators hands and wrists. To reduce the chance of carpal tunnel syndrome or other injury during static or dynamic testing of high pressure hydraulic components, positive clamp lever action eliminates the twisting and turning required when using hands or a wrench.
The split collet design locks quickly and securely in female threads, providing a safer and cleaner testing process for filling, evacuating, and pressure-test sealing. The connector instantly grips and seals up to 5,000 psi, for water dunk, pressure decay, or mass spectrometer testing applications.
Jim Poulton, FasTest Inc., 2315 Hampden Ave., St. Paul MN 55114, PHONE (612) 645-6266.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.