Mechanical torque limiters have been employed for many years as a simple and reliable means of torque overload protection in case of machine jams and crashes. The actuation ring moves to trigger the external sensor. With a compact, simple design, they are absolutely backlash-free and torsionally rigid, providing sound insurance against costly machine down time resulting from broken tooling, components, etc.
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.