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
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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