Turner Sports highlights the audible noise generated by NASCAR racers, but it can ignore the electronic noise created in the pits. A mobile production rig, debuted this spring, uses wireless technology from Omnex Control Systems to gather data for live webcasts from the 20 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series races. The Omnex Trusted Wireless radio uses proprietary frequency hopping spread spectrum in many industrial environments with far higher noise levels. The truck, also equipped to be the production center for TNT’s pre-race show, features a retractable stage that can rotate 360-degrees and be raised up to 26 ft high.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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