Captive HCH Series high-torque self-clinching studs are installed by squeezing into punched or drilled holes, which require no further preparation. The studs are manufactured in carbon steel or 300 Series stainless steel, in inch and metric thread sizes. They may be installed into aluminum and steel sheet material with standard industrial presses. The studs are also available with an optional dog point, which is targeted for use in attaching mating nuts using motorized nut drivers in high-speed production assembly. Applications include heavy-duty ones where increased pull-through and torque-out resistance are 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.