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.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
Green energy is being billed as a way to make communities that are energy deprived more self-sustaining. So it makes sense to use natural materials to create devices that harvest this type of energy. That’s the idea behind a hybrid wind/solar energy harvester made of bamboo that’s been developed by UVM researchers.
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