E-900 Quick Lube linear motion spray lubricant features a lasting film, offering anti-wear protection and corrosion and oxidation-resistance. Used in ball screw assemblies and linear bearing/shafting assemblies, the lubricant avoids inter-ball friction due to its low starting torque. The E-100 Quick Lube linear motion spray lubricant provides high temperature and corrosion resistance for rolled, ground, or milled acme thread screw assemblies. PAG-1 is a non-aerosol grease used in spot lubrication. Nook Industries, www.nookindustries.com. Enter 651
Soybean and corn resin
ENVIREZ® 5000 soybean and corn resin is designed for the agricultural, transportation, off-road, and construction industries, in sheet-molding-compound for compression-molding applications. The renewable-source resin is currently used by John Deere to manufacture composite hoods and body panels in the agricultural and off-road markets. Ashland Specialty Chemical Co., www.ashspec.com. Enter 652
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.