Spring-applied, hydraulically released, floating-caliper disc brakes are available in two sizes. The smaller caliper, Model #14038, has a piston area of 7.4 sq inches and can be used with a 10- to 23.6-inch diameter disc. The model also features a maximum torque rating of 26,600 to 73,000 lb-inch. The larger caliper, Model #14053, has a 10.96 sq inch piston area and can be used with 10- to 23.6-inch diameter discs. The torque rating of the larger caliper ranges from 42,000 to 115,000 lb-inches.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.