A new line of grooved pins from Spirol International Corp. targets high-shear pinning applications in which the pin must be installed in a hardened hole. These patent-pending pins feature a low-profile helical groove configuration designed to prevent the peaks of the grooves from shearing off during installation, causing retention problems. Spirol offers the helical grooved pins in full-length, half-length-centered, and half-length-offset groove styles. Available in standard inch and metric sizes, the pins come in a variety of standard and custom materials, including low-carbon steel and 300 Series stainless. For more data, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3848-521.
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Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
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