APEM recently introduced its MT Series of toggle switches. The new environmentally sealed switch functions as a rocker or rotary switch. The switch is IP68 rated and is available in two or three positions.
The MT series toggle switches feature silver- or gold-plated brass contacts and an 11/16 threaded bushing. The switches also feature a rating of 3A at 250V AC or 6A at 125V AC for an expected 50,000 cycles over their life and 0.4 VA at 20V DC for an expected 100,000 cycles over their life.
Applications include portable handheld devices such as radio remote controls. The switches are suitable for medical, security, marine, military, transportation and agricultural industries. The MT series switches come in either a standard chrome finish or a matte black finish. Pricing is not defined yet but will be approximately $20 per switch at item one.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
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.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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