These replacement switches are made for the power industry, and promise to be a perfect match to panel-mount instrument or control switches.
Type W switches have silver-plated and self-swiping maintained, momentary, slip or lateral contacts. It can be built with up to 10 decks, 10 poles, and 12 positions, and has a continuous rating of 20 amps at 600 V, with various interrupt ratings (5-50A at 120-600 Vac or 8A at 125 Vdc). The Type W-2 switch has a rotary roller design with up to six self-aligning rollers. The silver-plated contacts are enclosed in a glass polyester frame. It can be built with up to eight decks, 48 poles, and 12 positions, and has a continuous rating of 20 amps at 600V. It is available with various interrupt ratings (8-30 A at 120-600 Vac or 1-5 A at 125-250 Vdc). Both models have nonshorting (break-before-make) and shorting (make-before-break) contacting available. Prices start at $90 each. Electroswitchhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4928-591
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.