Tol-O-Matic's new RCS series of Rod Cylinder Slides includes a choice of linear ball and composite bearing models in five bore sizes from 20 to 50 mm. Stroke lengths for each size are available, off-the-shelf, in one inch increments up to 12 inches. The series also includes several standard features including: ISO style repairable cylinders with integral air cushions and dowel pin locating holes on the tooling plate and slide body. Each model variation has been tested and validated for max load at more than 200 million linear inches of travel, according to the company.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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