Ratchet pliers kit for installation of internally and externally assembled retaining rings features two heavy-duty ratchet pliers. The pliers feature replaceable tips that install and remove internal and external retaining rings up to 4 inches in diameter. The ratchet mechanism compresses and/or expands rings through gradual steps, minimizing operator fatigue and effort.
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.