With a robust housing made from polyxymethylene acetal (POM), the new in-line filters from Filtertek (www.filtertek.com) can withstand burst pressure of 100 psi. These filters are also bidirectional, which can provide more holding capacity.
According to Eugene Altwies, Technical Sales Engineer, these latest offerings come with three barbed port choices: ¼, 5/16, and 3/8 inches. But the potentials of applications are best reflected by the pore sizes, Altwies adds, which range from 20 to 250 microns.
Custom configurations are available for different usage or port configurations in quantities over 20,000. Retrofitting is also easy since these new robust filters have kept similar size and overall dimensions from previous versions.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
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.