Denison Hydraulics' series of open loop pumps now includes the P05 and P09 versions. The P05 has a displacement of 4.9 cubic inches per revolution, a rated operating pressure of 7,250 psi, and a maximum power rating of 287 hp. The P09 has a displacement of 8.6 cubic inches per revolution a rated pressure of 7,250 psi, and a maximum power rating of 425 hp. Both new pumps offer bearing supported cylinder barrels, angled inlet and outlet ports, and seven pistons. These and other features translate to fewer parts and enhanced reliability, faster response times, unusually quiet operation, improved pump-filling characteristics, and a compact rotating group that reduces overall pump size.
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.