The SP + and SP + High Speed® series planetary gearheads are featured in a new 32-page guide from Alpha Gear Drives. The guide includes such technical information as data and diagrams on the gearheads' accuracy, acceleration, noise, and backlash characteristics. The new SP+ series has several new features, including noise levels lower than 64 dB(A), a high torque capacity, and a longer lifetime because of improved torsional rigidity. The SP+ High Speed version can run up to 4,500 rpm in continuous operation. To find out more, visit www.alphagear.com.
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Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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