Elma Electronic Inc.'sStyleBox now offers
recessed front-card mounting which helps EMC by allowing a solid or perforated
panel to fully enclose any plug-in boards. The extra space in the front of the
box also allows for protecting electrical or optical connectors. Elma also
lengthened the rear feet of the enclosure so that there would be more room for
any components that may protrude from the back of the unit. The rubber
feet prevent the enclosure from scratching desktops and they provide more
Type 15 enclosure has 51 different sizes and a flexible design allowing it to
convert to a portable tower. The standard sizes of the new Type 15 enclosure
range from 2U to 7U high and widths of 42 HP, 63 HP, and 84 HP. The StyleBox
saves manufacturing and assembly time. The modular design has push-on
extrusions which allow easy installation and mounting of PCBs, panels,
hardware, etc. The versatile enclosure allows Eurocard-based mounting for
architectures such as VME, VME64x or CompactPCI. Or, the enclosure can be used
as an instrument case where typically one PCB is mounted to the case floor or
slides within the extrusion rails.
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.