ISO class 5 rectangular ground racks and joining gauges are available in Modules 0.5, 0.8, 1, 1.5, and CP 2 and 5. Gear racks are used to convert rotational motion into linear motion. In theory, a rack is an unrolled gear with an infinite pitch diameter and will mesh with all gears of the same pitch. Modules 0.5, 0.8, 1, and 1.5 are identified as the S18C Series and the CP 2 and 5 are known as the S18CCPM Series. Both series are available with machined ends that allow them to be joined together to create continuous rack lengths.
Sterling Instrument, Div. of Designatronics Inc., Box 5416, New Hyde Park, NY 11042, FAX (516) 326-8827.
PTC will offer a virtual desktop environment for its Creo product design applications, potentially freeing engineers to run them from remote desktops on a variety of operating systems and mobile devices.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.