Panel screws come pre-assembled with Split L, Internal Tooth L, or External Tooth L washers, and are available in nine head styles. Four come slotted or Phillips: pan head, fillister, round head, and flat head; binding head comes slotted only. Other styles include socket head cap, hex head machine, hex socket flat captive head, and hex socket low head. The panel screw assembly comes with silicon-bronze split-lock washers, copper alloy No. 651 or 655, internal or external phosphor bronze lock washers, copper alloy No. 510, and brass flat washers No. 260.
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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.