A metal insert keeps the polymer from
bending over during impact and allows it to collapse upon itself in a
precisely controlled manner.
Leadscrew and ballscrew drives and other critical components need fail-safe protection in emergency stop and axis over-run conditions. As an alternative to rubber bumpers and hydraulic shocks, the One-Shot Emergency Shock Absorber costs only a few dollars per use. Upon impact, the device converts kinetic energy into heat as it deforms. The company uses different high-grade polymer combinations to meet various load capacities ranging from approximately 16 to 4,000 inch-lbs.
Available with thread diameters of 3/8 and 1.25-inches, the corrosion-resistant design offers a minimum service life of 10 years, and handles -13 to 122F temperature operation.
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The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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