The VGRD Series of round grips and the VG Series of rectangular grips are used in applications such as ball-valve handle covers, insulators, tubing end protectors, and grips for tools. The VGRD Series is offered in sizes ranging from 0.687-inch up to 2- inches I.D. and is manufactured in both a standard vinyl PVC material or textured PVC material. The VGN Series of nubbed grips, also manufactured in both a standard vinyl PVC material to textured PVC material, is for applications requiring a uniform finger grasp. The VGN Series is available in sizes from 0.723-to 0.965-inch I.D.
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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.