The 6517M Series spark plug adaptor is an offset integral spark plug with a 5-mm access hole for sensor installation. Sized to replace 14-mm spark plugs, eight combinations of performance upgrades are offered in three reaches. Performance upgrades include longer-life electrodes and anti-cold fouling features. Placed in the combustion chamber for high-accuracy measurement, the pressure sensors are installed to complete a testing sequence.
Kistler Instrument Corp., 75 John Glenn Dr., Amherst, NY 14228, FAX (716) 691-5226.
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.
Using Siemens NX software, a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan built an electric vehicle and raced in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. One of those students blogged for Design News throughout the race.
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.