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.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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