SAD servo motors range from a fraction of a kW to several 100 kW. One of the company’s units uses a single Cm3 connector from ITT Cannon instead of two traditional round connections. Targeting servo motors below 100 mm with flange sizes of 60 × 60 mm or smaller, the connector provides variable shielding from a movable metal wall that separates the signal and power portions. In addition to being smaller than conventional circular connectors, the single Cm3 weighs 50 percent less. The unit’s design provides a simple connection for fast installation and low maintenance.
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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