The National Fluid Power Association will be holding its annual fall conference and educator/industry summit in Scottsdale, AZ from September 30 through October 3, 2004. The conference offers an opportunity to find out what directions lie ahead in research relevant to the fluid power industry. Events at the summit include keynote speakers from Johns Hopkins University and Georgia Institute of Technology, roundtable discussions, and a chance to view a poster presentation of research work. For more information visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-527.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.