Built as an alternative to pneumatic or hydraulic systems, this actuator series offers lightweight products with a small footprint. They last longer and are more precise thanks to ABEC-7 angular contact bearings, and it's easy to maintain or reconfigure them with different motors and/or leadscrews with the actuators' interchangeable mounting plates. With no gears between the motor and the drive screw, the Kevlar drive belt and pulleys offer low-backlash, low-noise drive ratios of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 to 1. The actuators offer 17 different motor options, including dc, dc servo, dc gearmotors, steppers and Animatic "Smart Motors." They can remember positions even after power loss. They are permanently lubricated and sealed, and can come with a variety of end connections and trunnion mounts. A matching controller is also available.
United Launch Alliance will fly 3D-printed flight hardeware parts on its rockets starting next year with the Atlas V. The company's Vulcan next-gen launch vehicle will have more than 100 production parts made with 3D printing. The main driver? Parts consolidation and 57% lower production costs.
The new small-form-factor EZ-BLE PRoC (Programmable Radio on Chip) module is a derivative of the existing PRoC BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solution. The EZ-BLE PRoC module integrates the programmability and ARM Cortex-M0 core of the PRoC BLE, two crystals, an onboard chip antenna, a metal shield, and passive components.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
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