Proportional valves are available in nine orifice sizes ranging from 0.062 to 0.625. All the valves in this line feature a 250 Hz frequency response and a less than 3% hysteresis. The valves perform at low pressure drops and are for medical, industrial control, and alternative fuel applications. An isolation diaphragm separates the working fluid from the coil and armature. This limits the fluid path exclusively to the poppet area, making these valves suitable for both gases and liquids.
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.