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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One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
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