Model 2600 flow switch operates by a two-mode design: set point and by-pass. The set point is achieved either by increasing or decreasing liquid flow at the calibrated set point of the flow switch. A magnet-equipped shuttle being displaced at the calibrated set point actuates the hermetically sealed reed switch housed within the removable bonnet assembly. The by-pass mode operates to allow for high flow, but still maintains the low pressure drop.
Thomas Products Ltd., Flow Switch Div., 987 West St., Southington, CT 06489, FAX (860) 621-1470.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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