Model P820 high-performance, high-fluid-flow, double-acting air-driven hydraulic pump is used in traditional fluid power applications and in place of electrically driven power units where electricity is not available or where explosion-proof operation is required. Five ratios are available with pressures up to 4,000 psi and flows up to 9 gm/min, using 30 to 100 psi air supply. The pump can be mounted horizontally or vertically, fitted on an existing reservoir, or supplied with an integral reservoir of 2/3 or 2 1/2 gal capacity.
Hydronic Corp., 32613 Folsom, Farmington Hills, MI 48336, FAX (248) 478-3689.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.