Removes oil, contaminates and water from compressed air systems
Designed to go with the company's full line of specialty after-market products, this new system removes oil, contaminates and water from compressed air systems, using a regenerative dessicant dryer. It protects downstream pneumatic components with internal oil separators. It is compact and integrated, making it easy to install, needing only an inlet and outlet port, and a 110V electrical outlet. It comes with two dessicant cartridges, one for air flow and the other for regenerating. It uses less than 10 percent, as opposed to the 20 percent consumption by ordinary systems.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.