These high-performance heaters have diameter tolerances between -.001 and -.005 inches from specified nominal diameters, ensuring a good fit into the heater cavity. The heater's thermal expansion then makes for proper heater/surface contact for maximum heat transfer efficiency. They have a standard heater length tolerance of 1/16 inch, and a 5 percent wattage tolerance, but the company can meet specific lengths and tolerances, too. They are made for branders, mold heaters, packaging dispensers, gum, glue and wax pots, immersion heaters, ink processing, and food bag sealer applications.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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