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.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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