Plainville, CT--Earlier this week I was able to visit
Carlingswitch for a story we'll be doing in Design News on industry and
technology trends in switches and relays.
One product I found worth mentioning that the company makes for
its transportation and off-road customers is its recently expanded line of
L-Series Switches-sealed to IP67 requirements and able to operate from -40 to
85C. Latest additions to this rocker switch family include a rocker guard shroud
to prevent inadvertent actuation, a locking actuator, and a paddle actuator in
lens and laser-etched versions. Features include new hole plugs with
harness-connection capability, modular and solid mounting brackets, and options
for 12 terminals for switch and lamp circuits. The devices fit standard mounting
sizes of 1.734 x 0.867 mm or 22.1 x 44.1 mm, so no retooling is necessary.
With erupting concern over police brutality, law enforcement agencies are turning to body-worn cameras to collect evidence and protect police and suspects. But how do they work? And are they even really effective?
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the country’s longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, windshields, and batteries, with no robotic aid.
DuPont's Hytrel elastomer long used in automotive applications has been used to improve the way marine mooring lines are connected to things like fish farms, oil & gas installations, buoys, and wave energy devices. The new bellow design of the Dynamic Tethers wave protection system acts like a shock absorber, reducing peak loads as much as 70%.
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