Oilgear's latest pump offers several mechanical, hydraulic and electrohydraulic servo valve controls. The pump can be interchanged in the field, needing no disconnection from the main drive or system piping. Users can choose one of three capacities per single frame size. It can run on low-viscosity or other special fluids, and resists contamination, made up of a hardened cylinder surface on a hardened valve plate, and has pistons running on a hardened swashblock surface. It also has multiple displacements with two mountings, sealed front bearings, thru-shaft availability, a maximum continuous speed of 3,600 rpm, a peak pressure of 5,000 rpm (350 bar), and theoretical maximum displacements from 0.66 cubic inches (10.8 ml/rev) to 1.35 cubic inches/rev (22.1 ml/rev).
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.