General Machine Products
Company Inc.'sCable Feeding
Sheaves provide easy and unobstructed feeding of utility cable into
conduits and innerducts. You can slide a Cable Feeding Sheave into the end of a
conduit and rotate to align with the desired cable direction, allowing cable to
be fed-in smoothly from any angle. No matter how many directions the cable path
may take, GMP Cable Feeding Sheaves reduce time, physical strain and cable
slippage. Cable Feeding Sheaves are available in sizes that will accommodate 2
to 6 inch (5.08 to 15.24 cm) Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 ducts. Made from
durable steel, GMP Cable Feeding Sheaves' half-circle, split-tube design allows
for easy insertion and removal. Sheave rollers are available in either aluminum
alloy or wear-resistant Nylatron, and they feature maintenance-free,
self-lubricating bearings. Colored in bright yellow, Cable Feeding Sheaves are
highly-visible in dark work environments. GMP Cable Feeding Sheaves are not
designed for use with fiber optic cable due to bending radius requirements.
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.