Savage (www.savagearm.com) has introduced the AccuTrigger™, with trigger pulls adjustable from about 2.5 to 6 lbs in most 2004 centerfire hunting models and adjustable from about 1.5 to 6 lbs in the 12 Series Varmint and Law Enforcement Series. Most triggers today have heavy pulls to prevent accidental discharge; AccuTrigger allows shooters to set the trigger pull to their preference without paying a visit to a gunsmith. It also features AccuRelease™, which must be completely depressed to allow the rifle to discharge.
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.
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.