Vickers Inc.'s KB Series proportional directional valves are said to provide higher performance than conventional proportional valves. They are also more cost effective, more easily installed, more compact, and suited to the precise fluid power control requirements of the theme park industry. The KB Series combines advanced electrohydraulic technology with "plug-and-play" integrated electronics. Available in ISO size 03 and ISO size 05, the KB valves are rated at 350 bar (5,000 psi). The 03 and 05 size models are aimed at the high performance motion control market with bandwidths of 50-70 Hz.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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.