Electrak(reg) E-150 linear actuator weighs 50% less and uses 30% fewer parts. The actuator is available in models with dynamic load moving capabilities of 110, 225, and 450 lb. Brochure describes the actuator and includes a cut-away diagram that details how the E-150's design, specifically its use of composites, improves durability and operating characteristics.
Warner Electric, Dana Corp., Industrial Products Div., 449 Gardner St., South Beloit, IL 61080, FAX (815) 389-2582.
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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