R+W's Model SK1 stainless-steel coupling is ideal for wash down applications in both the packaging and food processing industries. Developed as a failsafe alternative to electrical current limitation, it utilizes a backlash-free, patented, pre-loaded ball detent system, disengaging in 1 to 3 msec when an overload is detected. There are four versions available, including a single position and a multi-position, along with a full disengagement version and a load-holding version. All R+W torque limiters come with an external ring which moves at disengagement to trigger a proximity sensor which facilitates machine shut-down.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.