Multi-clamp systems enable users to route single-line runs, multiple runs of the same line diameter, or multiple runs of various diameters. In addition, exact spacing for both vertical and horizontal center-line distances is possible when stacking line runs. This system is available in steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Catalog highlights multi-clamp systems and offers information on four other clamping systems. Each section offers a product description, diagrams, and ordering information.
Hydro-Craft Inc., 1821 Rochester Industrial Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48309.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.