PEM® KEYHOLE® self-clinching standoff fasteners enable a PC board or panel to be slipped quickly into place and then removed easily when needed, by sliding the board sideways and lifting it off. KEYHOLE standoffs assembly time and hardware requirements.
A flush-mounted lever latch with a release button enables quick and easy installation. The latch features a unitized lever and pawl. An adjustment screw integrated into the pawl makes it possible to set the system for use with various door depths. This reportedly allows for correction of the pressure on the gasket where required.
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.