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.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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