The 28-397 Decco® dc solenoid, from Detroit Coil Co., www.detroitcoil.com, features nylon
bobbins coupled with electroless nickel-plated plungers, providing
nylon-to-metal bearing surface that is said to achieve a very low coefficient of
A snap-ring prevents the plunger from bottoming out, and a
resilient shock-absorbing disc under the snap-ring dampens impact energy at the
end of each stroke. This non-magnetic disc eliminates residual magnetism, and
Thread-mounted with a hexagonal mounting nut, this
5/8-inch-diameter push-type, continuous-duty solenoid offers a 0.03- to
0.38-inch stroke range, and provides forces from 1.00 oz minimum to 19.00 oz
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.