Ideal for wash-down applications in the packaging and food processing industries, the SK1 safety coupling in stainless steel was developed specifically as a failsafe alternative to electrical current limitation. It uses a patented preloaded ball detent system that is reportedly backlash free, disengaging in one to three msec when an overload is detected. Four versions are available, including single- and multi-position.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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