The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) published a new ISO
standard --ISO 5781:2000--that addresses the interchangeability of valves in
hydraulic systems. Valves covered in the new standard include pressure-reducing
valves, sequence valves, unloading valves, throttle valves, and check valves.
The standard applies to valves used in industrial equipment such
as machine tools and packaging equipment. It specifies dimensions and other
characteristics of the surfaces on which the valves are mounted.
NFPA is making the documents available for $43 for NFPA members.
To order, contact NFPA's publication department at (414) 778-3353 or email@example.com.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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