PennEngineering Fastening Technologies has a developed new self-clinching fastener that creates strong right-angle attachment points in thin steel or aluminum assemblies. These patented PEM R'ANGLE fasteners operate as alternatives to bent tabs at the edges or middle of sheets, bent flanges, right-angle brackets, and tack welds. Go to www.pennfast.com.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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