D*FL DigiValve Series four-way electrohydraulic proportional directional control valves include the D1FL, D3FL, D41FL, and D91FL models, ranging in sizes from NFPA D03/CETOP 3 to NFPA D08/CETOP 8 subplate patterns. These valves control acceleration, deceleration, and the velocity of an actuator using discrete ac or dc logic input signals from PLCs or relay logic panels. The series is rated for maximum operating pressures of up to 345 Bar and includes models with maximum flows up to 400 LPM.
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.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.