Parker Hannifin's new PROmech Series linear actuators come completely assembled and tested and include linear bearings, drive screw, thrust bearings, motor mount, coupling and motor. Targeted Life Sciences applications include microplate or slide handling, analytical and diagnostic instruments, optics positioning and syringe pumps. The LP28 linear actuator is designed for payloads of less than five lbs and has a miniature cross section at 28 x 28mm with travels that range from 5 to 500mm. The LD28 is a linear thrusting mechanism for applications requiring 10 lbs of thrust or less in a compact package. It has a miniature cross section at 28 x 28mm with travels that range from 5 to 250mm, depending on speed and thrust requirements. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4922-508.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.