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.
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.