Joyce/Dayton Corp. has developed its latest adjustable torque limiters that may integrate with the Steelbelt Speed Reducer line. An alternative to electronic or external limiters, the adjustable Steelbelt Torque Limiter uses a slip clutch assembly in an oil bath. The clutch slips automatically to reduce downtime and minimize machine damage. The torque limiters may be used in equipment with overload protection, like conveyors, bottling machines, overhead doors, gate operators, and steel processing equipment. For more information, go to www.joycedayton.com.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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