Two-point installation and small size permit easy isolation of individual system components.
Shock and vibration are enemies to sensitive electronics found in CD-ROM and computer hard drives, flat panel displays, medical equipment, small pumps and motors, or aircraft avionics components. However, providing cost-effective multi-axis shock and vibration isolation in applications where sway and package space are at a premium can be tricky.
One solution: miniature wire rope isolators. Good for static load capacities from 45g to 34 kg across a wide temperature range (-100C to 260C), these all-metal units require no maintenance and are unaffected by chemicals, oils, ozone, and abrasives.
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Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, “in some cases from weeks down to hours.”
The Thames Deckway would run for eight miles close to the river’s edge, rising and falling slightly with the tidal cycle. It will generate its own energy from a series of devices that will line the pathway and use a combination of sources to make the path self-sustaining.
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