Chicago-based Newark InOne has released a 2007 electronics catalog that is rich with environmentally complaint parts and contains solutions to help customers meet compliance demands. The new catalog employs a green dot to indicate RoHS compliance at the item level. The catalog also includes a 10-step Quality Assurance policy to ensure that its compliant parts are accurately identified. Each compliant part also comes with its own Certificate of RoHS Compliance which can be downloaded from Newark InOne’s website.
While most of the parts in the catalog are RoHS compliant, Newark InOne offers non-compliant parts as well for those manufacturers that are exempt or do not distribute into the European market. The 2,496-page 2007 catalog offers a broad selection of parts from 440 component suppliers. The parts selection is targeted to maintenance and design engineers.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.