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.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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