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 few weeks ago, Ford Motor Co. quietly announced that it was rolling out a new wrinkle to the powerful safety feature called stability control, adding even more lifesaving potential to a technology that has already been very successful.
It won't be too much longer and hardware design, as we used to know it, will be remembered alongside the slide rule and the Karnaugh map. You will need to move beyond those familiar bits and bytes into the new world of software centric design.
People who want to take advantage of solar energy in their homes no longer need to install a bolt-on solar-panel system atop their houses -- they can integrate solar-energy-harvesting shingles directing into an existing or new roof instead.
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