Lee's 5k Flareless Tube Safety Screen Adapter integrates Lee's rugged HI-BAR safety screen, which is machined entirely from solid
stainless steel bar stock, into a Ring Locked Adapter design. This
design is capable of withstanding system pressures up to 5080 psi, compared to
conventional flareless tube adapters which are rated for 4000 psi. Once the
screen is installed into the lightweight titanium fitting, the assembly is 100
percent proof pressure tested before shipment to ensure reliable performance.
Available in -4,
-6, -8 and -10 configurations, the adapter meets both of the latest aerospace
specifications, AS5550 and ABS0993. Seven standard hole sizes ranging
from 0.002 (50 micron) to 0.020 inch (500 micron) in diameter are offered, and
special designs are available upon request.
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.
Using Siemens NX software, a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan built an electric vehicle and raced in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. One of those students blogged for Design News throughout the race.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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.