Bird Bones and Sludge book serves as a reference on contamination control of hyraulic systems. The book is targeted at an audience with a basic knowledge of hydraulics. Its purpose is to help readers find ways to identify and eliminate particles as small as a few microns in order to prolong hydraulic machine and component life. Topics covered in the book include: types and sources of contamination; results and prevention of contamination; fluid cleanliness standards; and fluid sampling and analysis, among others.
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This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Since 1987, teams of engineers around the world have built solar cars to participate in a road race around Australia called the World Solar Challenge, being tested on the race time, kilometers traveled, practicality, and energy used by the vehicles they invent.
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.