Observation windows offer operators a way to visually monitor the lubrication of their machines and are made of a polycarbonate that can withstand temperatures up to 130C/266F. With optional guard rings, the windows can withstand internal pressures up to 8.8 psi or higher. All windows are push-fit-installed, self-locking, and oil-tight. Windows are available in oil-window and oil-circulation indicator versions.
Lowell Corp., Box 158, Worcester, MA 01613, FAX (508) 835-2944.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.