Gear drives couple the high torque capability of TRUE Planetary(TM) gearheads with the positioning accuracy of ball screws and the mounting flexibility of Quick Mount(TM) bearing support blocks. With the ball screws, there is 90%-plus efficiency when converting rotary motion to linear actuation and a choice of Precision or Precision Plus inch and Precision Plus metric ball screws. The Quick Mount bearing support blocks offer high-capacity angular contact bearings arranged in a back-to-back configuration for high stiffness and compact, low-profile design for space savings in tight installations.
Thomson Saginaw Ball Screw Co., LLC, 628 N. Hamilton St., Saginaw, MI 48602, FAX (517) 776-3632.
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Since 1987, teams of engineers around the world have built solar cars to participate in a road race around Australia called the World Solar Challenge, being tested on the race time, kilometers traveled, practicality, and energy used by the vehicles they invent.
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.