These new antibacklash nuts last long with little maintenance. They use Haydon's self-lubricating polyacetal and rolled 303 stainless screw material to offer low drag torque and smooth operation for the life of the assembly, all on a single lubrication. They can even run dry with Haydon screws covered with the company's Black Ice™ PTFE coating process, which eliminates the usual flaking problems with other PTFE coatings. Haydon developed its own patent pending method for preloading the threaded-nut halves, maximizing system stiffness and reducing drag torque. Its design compensates for wear and eliminates lockup problems when traveling from worn to unworn areas of the screw. They can work with Haydon's current line of linear actuators or by themselves with Haydon's selection of lead screws.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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