TruBind(TM) oil-absorbent cartridges remove oils and other hydrocarbons from industrial wastewater, water-soluble parts-cleaning solvents, and machine tool coolants. The cartridges chemically bind unwanted oil contamination into environmentally sound, polymer-based media. The used absorbent media can then be incinerated, used as fuel, or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Application tests have shown that the absorbent cartridge maximizes the life of coolants and parts washing solvents.
Parker Hannifin Corp., Process Filtration Div., Box 1300, Lebanon, IN 46052.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.