Bray Controls has unveiled the Series 92/93 actuator, which features two independently adjustable travel stop screws and a cam on the output shaft to permit precise bi-directional adjustment of actuator movement in both open and closed positions for quarter turn valves. Available in two versions—double acting and spring return—the rack-and-pinion, opposed-piston actuator are intended for on-off and throttling applications. It offers a maximum pressure of 140 psig and temperature ranges of -40F to +200F. For more information, go to www.bray.com
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
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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