Technical Products' Schroff brand Front Panel Express service, offers fast
prototypes-to-production cycle time. Through the Front Panel Express program, 5
to 50 front panels modified with custom cut-outs, handles and silk screen are
available in as few as 5 days. The
Schroff brand includes a
broad range of front panel products to meet versatile application requirements,
including AdvancedTCA front panels designed to system specifications and a new
AdvancedTCA IEA handle that provides a unique snap-locking action when
actuated. AdvancedMC front panels that include the next generation hot-swap
latch and support Quad or Tri light pipe configurations are also available.
Advanced customization services for all front panel product lines include
cut-outs, screen printing and assembly services. Products
are available through Front Panel Express to support the following systems:
CompactPCI, VME, VME64x, AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and PMC.
of Front Panel Express include:
Provides fast prototype-to-production cycle times-shipped in as few as five
Includes a broad range of rugged front panel products
Offers versatile customization services, including cut-outs, screen printing
Provides local and global design and product support
Features design and engineering technical assistance (Pro-E, SDRC, AUTOCAD
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.