Warner Electric's newest actuators have a number of new features. A round, ground ball nut makes ball bearing transition a lot more consistent than a tapped square nut, and lasts longer. It also uses bearings to support the motor shaft, not bushings. The actuators also over limit switch and potentiometer options. They are small enough to fit in confined areas, but still can move loads from 25 to 1,330 lbs. They are weatherproofed, too, so they can be used outside. No maintenance is needed either, since the adjustments and lubrication is made at the factory. Stock orders will ship in 24 hours, are handled by Warner Electric's staff, and the actuators are backed by Warner Electric's premium service.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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