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New low cost captive panel screw from PennEngineering
The new PEM type SCB™ Spinning Clinch Bolt is a one piece fastener that installs by simply pressing it into a properly sized hole. The controlled clinching action permanently captivates the screw in the panel yet still leaves it to spin freely in the sheet. This allows quick attachment of mating hardware, eliminating much of the need for loose fasteners, such as screws and retaining clips or washers, or expensive multi-component fastener assemblies. Click Here.
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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.