With the European Council enforcing the 1996 Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) Directive by 2007, requiring European industrial installations to be compliant with the "best available techniques," companies and organizations are scrambling to find and develop these "best available techniques." The BHR Group has organized a fluid sealing conference with the theme of "Sealing for Pollution Prevention and Control." An IPPC workshop will cover requirements of operators who work with mechanical seals, flange gaskets, and compression packing. The 18th International Conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, next year, Oct. 12-14, 2005. Abstracts of conference papers are due by Oct. 25, 2004. For more information on the conference, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3855-529.
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.