Medina, MN —Polaris has introduced the 500 High-Output engine for its Sportsman 500 ATV. The powerplant is a liquid-cooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke Polaris 500 engine with counter balance.
The power is managed by the Dual-Sensing automatic PVT (Polaris Variable Transmission) with the Polaris EBS (Engine Braking System). The PVT requires no shifting and is a dual-sensing transmission that responds to both engine RPM and vehicle torque requirements. EBS utilizes engine compression for braking.
When additional traction is needed, the on-demand 4-wheel drive system is engaged. The system senses when the rear wheels lose traction and start to spin, then automatically engages both front wheels, providing torque to all four wheels. Other systems only engage one wheel, making it 3-wheel, rather than 4-wheel drive.
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.