A new series of RTX precision
planetary gearheads from Sterling Instrument feature high torque design and are offered in standard NEMA sizes
60 and 90. These 36 gearheads are identified as the S9160AMRTX and the S9190AMRTX Series and feature single, double and triple gear stage
configurations, optimized gear geometry, high torsional stiffness, captive,
bearing supported input pinion and they are sealed to extend service life.
Each of the two NEMA sizes is offered
in gear ratios ranging from 4:1 to 700:1 and their maximum input speed is 6500
rpm. Their single stage, double stage and triple stage minimum efficiencies are
95, 90 and 85 percent respectively. Operating temperatures range from -40 to
+121C. The housings are made of stainless steel, with anodized aluminum
mounting flanges. The output shafts are made of stainless steel and the gears
are made of alloy and stainless steel.
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.