Mill-Max Manufacturing Corporation announced its double-row SMT strip socket for .025- to .037-inch diameter and .025-inch square pins. According to Mill-Max, the surface-mounted socket connector is more rugged than smaller connectors and is secure enough to accommodate repetitive plugging and unplugging. With high-temperature thermoplastics, the strip is suitable for soldering.
The sockets are available in a range of 4 (2x2 receptacles) to 100 (2x50 receptacles) and stands at .276 inch tall with a .100-inch spacing between receptacles. Each receptacle is rated at 4.5 amps per position and is available in both RoHS and leaded versions.
Mill-Max double row SMT strip sockets are available in 4 through 100 socket configurations.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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