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 amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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.