Research Inc.'s latest curing system uses aluminum reflectors to focus high-intensity infrared lamps where needed for curing and drying applications. It provides surface curing for rubber extrusions, dry adhesives and coatings on rubber or metal, and offers in-process curing between layers of multi-layer cable. Different models process diameters from / inch up to 4 inches. It comes with the Model 4069 ChamberIR heater, an operator interface pedestal with a Watlow PID controller, a split quartz liner, height adjustment with ±15 degrees of tilt off horizontal, and convenient connection points for power, water and air. The unit has optional features such as an optical pyrometer for product temperature monitoring, product break sensing to shut power down if the line breaks, and an air nozzle kit to bring forced air into the heating chamber to assist curing and drying. Single- and dual-chamber models are available, the latter allowing fragile product to run through the system without breaking or drooping.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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