A patented seal, well accepted in the racing industry, protects the spherical bearing of rod ends from contamination. The design features a neoprene-rubber seal that is chemically bonded to an aircraft quality washer at 320F and 8,000 psig. The seal encapsulates the bearing and flexes accordingly with any change in angularity.
Designed to keep grease in, and dirt and water out, other applications include dirt cars, industrial machinery, or lawn and garden equipment. The seal is impervious to gasoline, oils, and most other common fluids, and plating on the steel washer protects it from corrosion.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.
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.