vinyl-jacketing compounds from Teknor
Apex Company withstand the harsh cold, exposure to lubricants
and other challenging conditions encountered by control and power cables within
the nacelles high atop wind turbine towers.
Flexalloy 9609-80 is
an 80 Shore A PVC-based elastomer that provides long-term UV resistance and exhibits
a brittle point of -60C.
Apex N-56001 is a 76 Shore
A blend of PVC and nitrile rubber that provides long-term low-temperature
flexibility and oil resistance. It exhibits a brittle point of -54C.
Both compounds pass
required tests for UV resistance, 60-day oil aging at 75C and flammability
performance as specified in UL 1685-F4. The two compounds are rated at 105C for
maximum continuous operating temperature.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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