Zero-Max released its new line of composite disc couplings. These CD couplings feature a new design along with Zero-Max’s proprietary composite disc design and are RoHS compliant. The couplings are available with aluminum hubs for low weight and low inertia and are typically used for Servo motors.
The newly designed CD couplings are available in clamp-style hubs with or without keyways and are available in a wide range of sizes and styles including Single Flex and Double Flex. The CD couplings have speed ratings from 4,400RPM to 17,000RPM and have torque capacities ranging from 40 Nm to 1436 Nm. Pricing is based on quantity and customization, but an aluminum clamp style coupling starts around $200.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
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