These actuators use lug mounting to give them short coupling between rod guides and the piston heads, providing reaction to side loads and moments. They use enlarged piston rods, making them stronger and giving them a better reaction to side loads. Close-fitting guides, made out of rigid bearing bronze, further boost reaction to side loads and moments. They come in 1/10-inch-increment strokes, and are rated for 1,500 psi hydraulic service.
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.