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).
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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.