Haydon's newest product line of leadscrew assemblies offers a wide selection of leadscrews made from 303 stainless steel, with Haydon's very own precision rolling process and a tight lead accuracy. They range in diameter from .1875 to .375 inches, and are available with Haydon's Black Ice™ coating, that prevents common flaking problems with other PTFE coatings. The new nuts eliminate typical backlash between the leadscrew and nut interface, making them ideal for precise positioning applications. The nuts are made from Haydon's own self-lubricating polyacetal. Coupled with the screws, there is low drag torque and smooth operation. All the nuts need is Haydon's standard lubricant to work for the life of the application without relubrication, and with Haydon's Black Ice™-coated screws, no lubrication is needed. There are three anti-backlash styles and a new, low-profile freewheeling design. The new nuts are available in a number of diameters and leads, come with a thread mount and can be customized with a variety of standard or special flange configurations.
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.
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.