flexible design and available as standard in a food-grade version, the alpha
LPBK+ is the low cost alternative which still guarantees maximum return. By
taking the LPK+ right-angle gearbox and adding a pulley drive, Wittenstein has
created an integrated solution with ultra-compact design and easy motor
for linear drives and available with flexible output variants, the LPBK+ can
improve not only low-duty application designs but is also available in IP64 for
food-grade applications. With a space savings of more than 40 percent compared
to a conventional drive solution for linear applications, this product brings
cost and space savings to your design.
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.