Detent hinges from Dirak Inc. offer a variety of stopping points, with a -5 degree position that holds computer cabinet doors tight against rubber gaskets.
The line opens to 180 degrees, offering three stop positions. They are at 175, 85 and -5 degrees. The hinges are die cast using zinc to provide heavy duty for long lifetimes. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4933-512.
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.